Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster (Telecaster) Relic Nocaster Blonde R113501
Fender changed the music world forever in October 1950 with the first dual-pickup electric Spanish guitar—the Broadcaster®. The instrument vaulted Fender into the mainstream of electric guitar, with gorgeous features and smart innovations including an ash body with a translucent blonde nitrocellulose finish, sturdy maple neck with rear-installed truss rod for solid stability (with a walnut “skunk stripe”), single-ply black phenolic pickguard, two loud-and-clear pickups and versatile wiring for three distinctive tone settings. Revolutionary as it was, however, the Broadcaster was short lived—produced only for a couple months until January 1951 because of an already-existing trademark on the name held by the Fred Gretsch Manufacturing Company, Inc..
Now, for 2020 alone, the Custom Shop has resurrected this famously rare guitar in honor of its 70th anniversary. The Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster has a two-piece select ash body with off-center seam, available in four different Custom Shop aging packages—NOS Time Capsule, Journeyman Relic®, Relic and Heavy Relic—all finished in the original “flash coat” lacquer. The one-piece rift-sawn maple neck has a 1950 Broadcaster profile, 7.25”-9.5” vintage compound-radius fingerboard and 21 medium vintage frets. Other features include hand-wound ’50-’51 Blackguard pickups with ’51 modded “Nocaster” wiring (similar to the original, with blender pot and slightly brighter rhythm setting in the neck position). The guitar comes with a “case candy” kit containing a 70th anniversary neck plate and Fat ’50s control assembly. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Model Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadvaster (Telecaster) Relic Nocaster Blonde
Builder Fender Custom Shop
Body Type Solid Body
Body Wood Sort For Lightweight Ash
Finish Type Nitro Lacquer
Finish Color Nocaster Blonde
Neck Wood Riff Sawn Maple
Fingerboard Quartersawn Maple
Neck Carve '50 Broadcaster® "U"
Scale Length 25.5''
Neck Dimensions .925'' - 1.000''
Neck Radius 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Frets 21 - Medium Vintage / 47095
Nut Width 1.630''
Nut Material Bone
Neck Finish Tinted Flash Coat Lacquer
Inlays Black Dot
Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard
Pickguard 1-Ply Black Phenolic
Bridge 3-Saddle '50 Broadcaster® with Brass Saddles
Tuners Vintage Style
Controls Volume, Blend, 3-way Blade (P1.Bridge PU w/Blender, P2.Neck PU w/Volume, P3.Neck PU w/Volume, 10K Resistor and .001uF Capacitor)
Extras Extra Modern Wiring Control Board
Case Fender Custom Shop G&G Tweed Hardshell Case
Weight 7.65 Pounds (7 lbs 10 oz)
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