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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar (with Case)

The Fender Broadcaster was the first solid body electric guitar for the masses. This 70th Anniversary model looks, feels, and sound like an original. Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Ash body Strong, snappy responsive tone
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Heavy Relic Lacquer Broken-in feel and lets the wood breathe
Hand-Wound Blackguard Tele pickup Tight bass, warm and clear treble

Fender 70th Ann. Broadcaster Heavy Relic

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 Gretsch guitar company.

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.

Each Custom Shop Limited Edition instrument is only available for a short time, which makes it eminently collectible and adds to its investment value. Crafted with many features reserved only for certain artists and master built instruments, they are just what the name says they are: highly anticipated limited-edition models that go very quickly.

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Series: Limited Edition
Model: Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Heavy Relic
Body Material: 2-Piece Off-Center Seam Ash
Body Finish: Relic Flash Coat Lacquer
Color: Aged Nocaster Blonde
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1950 Broadcaster "U" Back-Shape
Neck Finish: Tinted Relic Flash Coat Lacquer
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"-9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Fret Size: Medium Vintage
Number of Frets: 21
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dots
Nut Material: Bone Nut
Nut Width: 1.630" (41.4 mm)
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
Pickups: Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard Single-Coil
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup With Blender, Position 2. Neck Pickup with Volume, Position 3. Neck Pickup with Volume, 10K Resistor and .001uF Capacitor.
Controls: Volume, Blend (Neck, Bridge, Position 1 Only)
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
Special Electronics: '51 Modded Nocaster Wiring with Fat 50's Control Assembly in Case
Bridge: '50 Broadcaster Bridge Assembly with Brass Saddles
Hardware Finish: Relic Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage Style
Strings: Fender USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Hardshell Case
Other: Engraved 70th Anniversary Neck Plate; Disk String Tree; Barrel Style Switch Tip; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 9235001123
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Phone: 800-488-1818
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