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Weight: 8lbs 6.8oz
In the fall of 1950, the world of guitar and popular music changed forever with the introduction of the Broadcaster, Fenders first solid body electric guitar with a truss rod and two pickups. A few short months later, a telegram from Gretsch, owner of the BroadKaster trademark, ended Fenders use of the name. For a short time, the word “Broadcaster” was simply clipped off the headstock decal – these guitars are known as “Nocasters.” Thereafter, this revolutionary guitar was dubbed the Telecaster. Original Broadcaster models, of which only 250 are thought to have been produced, have become highly collectible.
The Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster celebrates the remarkable origins of one of Fenders most iconic models. Features include an ash body with Blackguard Blonde lacquer finish, period-correct black phenolic pickguard, thick “U”-shaped neck, Custom Shop-designed ’50-’51 Blackguard pickups, special anniversary neck plate, embroidered case and a custom COA. The controls are wired for standard Telecaster operation, while an optional original Broadcaster wiring kit, included in the case, can be installed to replicate the unique “blend” circuit used in original Broadcasters. Production of the 70th Anniversary Broadcaster will be limited to 2020 only.
- Ash body with Blackguard Blonde lacquer finish
- One-piece maple neck with 7.25 radius fingerboard and 21 vintage-tall frets
- 50s Broadcaster spaghetti logo
- Fender Custom Shop Designed ’50-’51 Blackguard pickups
- 1-ply black phenolic pickguard
- Custom neckplate, COA and embroidered hardshell case
The nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way.
CUSTOM SHOP-DESIGNED BLACKGUARD PICKUPS
Designed by the Fender Custom Shop, these single-coil pickups recreate the tone of the earliest Telecaster models.
THICK U NECK SHAPE
This Telecaster features a U-shaped neck profile for the substantial fret-hand feel typical of instruments from our original decade.
VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY AND NECK RADII
Original-era fans can rest assured every curve and line of the body and neck are accurate to the historic originals.
AUTHENTIC BROADCASTER WIRING KIT IN CASE
A reproduction of the vintage-correct Broadcaster ‘blend’ circuit is included in the case and can optionally be installed in the guitar for the most authentic experience.
ANNIVERSARY NECK PLATE AND EMBROIDERED CASE
Commemorative neck plate and embroidered case celebrates 70 years since the introduction of the Broadcaster.
Body FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material1-Piece Maple
Neck FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape’50 Broadcaster “U”
Scale Length25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material1-Piece Maple
Fingerboard Radius7.25″ (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets21
Fret SizeVintage Tall
Nut Width1.630 (41.4 mm)
Position InlaysBlack Dot
Bridge PickupCustom Shop Hand-Wound ’50-’51 Blackguard
Neck PickupCustom Shop Designed ’50-’51 Blackguard
ControlsMaster Volume, Master Tone
Switching3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge, Position 2. Bridge and Neck, Position 3. Neck
Bridge3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles
Pickguard1-Ply Black Phenolic
Control KnobsKnurled Dome-Style
Switch TipEarly ’50s Tele Black
Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?
Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!
With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturers stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!
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