For your consideration a New Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Relic in their Aged Nocaster Blonde! We currently have a wonderful selection of Telecaster and Esquires but this Limited Edition Broadcaster truly is a contender for best guitar in the shop! When this model was first introduced it was originally called the Broadcaster! but due to trademark infringement Fender change the name to Telecaster in ’52! Not only is this guitar a wonderful homage to the model, it is a fantastic instrument that any Tele enthusiast would be proud to own!
Specs! This is a brand new guitar, all original, with its original hard shell case, certificate of authenticity and Fender warranty. Vintage style nickel tuners. Bone nut with a 1-5/8″ width. One piece maple neck with a depth of .93″ at the first fret and 1.00 at the twelfth fret. It has a 25.5″ scale length. Maple fingerboard with a 7.25″-9.5″ compound radius. 21 medium frets in new condition. Two piece Ash body finished in their Aged Nocaster Blonde. Hand-wound Blackguard Relic single coil pick ups. CTs pots with vintage style wiring and caps. Three barrel Brass bridge (reliced). Weighs 7 pounds and 3 ounces.
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, Fat ’50s control assembly and original Broadcaster sales flyer reprint. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Model: Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Relic
Finish: Aged Nocaster Blonde
Case: Comes with its original hard shell case.
Weight: 7 pounds and 3 ounces.
Condition: This is a Brand New guitar, comes with its Certificate of Authenticity and warranty.
Comments: Another grand slam from the Fender Custom Shop!