Fender Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster, Blonde
Fender Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Electric Guitar, Blonde
Fender changed the music world forever in October 1950 with the first dual-pickup electric Spanish guitar — the Broadcaster. 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 it's 70th Anniversary.
Masterfully-built in America in the Fender Custom Shop and brought all the way to Replay Guitar Exchange, the Limited Edition Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster features a two-piece select ash body with off-center seam, with a Journeyman Relic and all finished in the original flash coat lacquer. The one-piece rift-sawn maple neck has a 1950 Broadcaster profile, a 7.25" to 9.5" compound radius fingerboard and twenty-one medium vintage frets.
Other features include a pair of amazing hand-wound '50-'51 Blackguard pickups with '51 modded Nocaster wiring (similar to the original, with a blender pot and a 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. Gorgeous features and smart innovations vaulted this instrument into fame in the fifties, and now it's back — ready to lead the show with you at the helm.
As always, feel free to contact our store for more details, or with any questions.
Neck material: maple
Scale length: 25.5"
Nut width: 1.630"
Fingerboard radius: 7.25" to 9.5" compound radius
Neck shape: '50 Broadcaster U
Fingerboard material: maple
Frets: 21, medium vintage
Country of origin: USA
Hard shell case included
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