2020 Fender 70th Anniversary BroadcasterAn incredible instrument from Fender is this 70th Anniversary Broadcaster in beautiful blonde finish. This guitar plays and sounds fantastic. It is in great condition. It has been only very lightly played. Includes all paperwork, hang tags, strap, case candy, original hardshell case, etc.
This guitar would be called "MINT" condition and hard to tell from a "Brand New" model, except the high E tuning key is bent. This must have happened here in our shop, no other dings, dents, or blemished. The guitar holds tune perfectly and functions properly, the high E tuner is just bent a bit. We have ordered another set of tuning keys from Fender and will install them as soon as we get them. We ordered these 10/28/20 and paid for rush shipping so we should have them in 2-4 business days. If purchased before they arrive we can either 1) ship you the guitar, then ship the tuning keys to you free of charge or 2) Hold the guitar and install the tuners then send it. Your choice! Tuning keys pictured in last photo. We were prepared to offer this as MINT condition until we noticed the tuning key when taking photos! Any questions please feel free to let us know. More information and specs below from Fender:
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 "Nocaster®s." 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. Production of the 70th Anniversary Broadcaster will be limited to 2020 only.Specsifications:
- Number of Strings:6
- Body Type:Solidbody
- Body Shape:70th Anniversary Broadcaster
- Body Material:Ash
- Body Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Color:Blackguard Blonde
- Neck Material:Maple
- Neck Shape:'50 Broadcaster U
- Fingerboard Material:Maple
- Fingerboard Inlay:Black Dots
- Number of Frets:21, Vintage Tall
- Scale Length:25.5"
- Nut Width:1.630"
- Nut Material:Bone
- Bridge/Tailpiece:Brass 3-Saddle Vintage Style Strings-through Body Tele Bridge
- Neck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-wound '50-51 Blackguard Single-coil
- Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-wound '50-51 Blackguard Single-coil
- Controls:1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way blade pickup switch
- Strings:Fender NPS, .009-.042
- Case Included:Hardshell Case
Finish: Nitro Lacquer
The nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way.
Designed by the Fender Custom Shop, these single-coil pickups recreate the tone of the earliest Telecaster models.
This Telecaster features a “U”-shaped neck profile for the substantial fret-hand feel typical of instruments from our original decade.
Vintage Accurate Body & Neck Specs:
Original-era fans can rest assured every curve and line of the body and neck are accurate to the historic originals.
Commemorative neck plate and embroidered case celebrates 70 years since the introduction of the Broadcaster.