Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Electric Guitar Blackguard Blonde w/ Case

$1,999.99
SKU:
0170270868 V1975262
UPC:
885978300709
reverb_offers:
off
# of Strings:
6
reverb_shipping_profile:
USA Only

Product Overview

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 "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 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.

 

Body Material: Ash
Inlays: Dot
Number of Frets: 21
Scale Length: 25.51 inches
Nut Width: 1.63 inches
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Fretboard Material: 1-Piece Maple
Finish/Color: Blackguard Blonde
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Designed '50-'51 Blackguard
Case: Hardshell

Serial #: V1975262