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Whether he knew it or not, Leo Fender changed the world in 1950 with the introduction of the Fender Broadcaster: the companies first solidbody electric guitar with a truss rod and two pickups. Shortly thereafter, 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. Now for 2020, the 70th Anniversary Broadcaster celebrates the original Fender solidbody guitar. 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 Original 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.
Includes: Hardshell Case, Certficate of Authenticity, Broadcaster Wiring Kit, Paperwork
- Solidbody Electric Guitar
- Ash Body
- ’50 Broadcaster U-shape Maple Neck
- 25.5" Scale Length
- 7.25" Fretboard Radius
- 1.63" Nut Width
- 21 Vintage Tall Frets
- Custom Shop Handwound 50-51 Blackguard Pickups
- 3-Way Pickup Switch
- 3-Brass Barrel Saddles Bridge
- Vintage-Style Tuners
- Bone Nut
- Nickel/Chrome Hardware
- 7 lbs 6 oz.
- .880" Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
- 1.00" Neck Thickness at 12th Fret
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