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Fender USA 70th Anniversary Broadcaster®

Fender USA 70th Anniversary Broadcaster®

Brand: Fender | Stock Id: 403103

In the fall of 1950, the world of guitar and popular music changed forever with the introduction of the Broadcaster®, Fender’s 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 Fender’s use of the name. For a short time, the word “Broadcaster” was simply clipped off the headstock decal – these guitars are known as “Nocaster®s.” 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 Fender’s 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.

Made in USA

Features

Style: Broadcaster Solid Body Electric Guitar

Body: Ash

Neck & Fingerboard: 1-Piece Maple

Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’50-’51 Blackguard

Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’50-’51 Blackguard

Case: Vintage-Style Tweed Case Included

Made in USA

Gallery

Limited Edition Series

Model Name
70th Anniversary Broadcaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Blackguard Blonde
Model #
0170270868
Series
Limited Edition
Country Of Origin
US
Colour
Blackguard Blonde
Body
Ash
Body Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape
Telecaster®
Neck Material
1-Piece Maple
Neck Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape
’50 Broadcaster® “U”
Scale Length
25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard
1-Piece Maple
Fingerboard Radius
7.25″ (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets
21
Frets Size
Vintage Tall
String Nut
Bone
Nut Width
1.630” (41.4 mm)
Position Inlays
Black Dot
Bridge Pickup
Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’50-’51 Blackguard
Neck Pickup
Custom Shop Designed ’50-’51 Blackguard
Controls
Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching
3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge, Position 2. Bridge and Neck, Position 3. Neck
Pickup Configuration
SS
Bridge
3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines
Vintage-Style
Pickguard
1-Ply Black Phenolic
Control Knobs
Knurled Dome-Style
Strings
Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Dimensions
16.00×44.45×111.76 CM

Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.

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