Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Electric Guitar (with Case)

Celebrating its 70th Anniversary, the Fender Broadcaster is back! Featuring era-correct pickups and neck carve, this guitar is what dreams are made of.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
1950 Broadcaster Pickups Recreations of pickups from early Broadcasters
U-shaped neck profile Boat neck with very woody tone and feel
Nitrocellulose lacquer finish Ultra-thin, strong gloss; preserves natural tone
Ash body Strong, snappy responsive tone
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.


Take a closer look at the Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster:


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.
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Specifications

Series: Anniversary
Model Name: 70th Anniversary Broadcaster
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck: 1-Piece Maple, '50 Broadcaster "U"
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Maple, 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Frets: 21, Vintage Tall
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.630" (41.4 mm)
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
Pickups: 1950 Blackguard Tele Single-Coil (Bridge, Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade:
- Position 1: Bridge
- Position 2: Bridge and Neck
- Position 3: Neck
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome-Style
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Vintage Tweed Case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Blonde
Shipping Weight: 21.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0170270868
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
(1 ratings)
Submitted March 10, 2020 by Patrick
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Written by one of our gear experts!
I never thought that Fender would be able to use to the Broadcaster name again, so when I saw this get released, I had to snag one. The neck is nice and chunky, but not as massive as some of the older AVRI '52 Teles. Included with the guitar is a really nice 70th Anniversary case with plenty of case candy for all the Leo Fender nerds out there.
Musical Background:
I've been playing guitar in bands and at home for 16 years.
Musical Style:
Rock, Jazz, Americana, Blues, etc.
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