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, and Custom Shop-designed '50-'51 Blackguard pickups. 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.
- Made Feb 20, 2020
- 2-Piece Ash Body
- Nocaster Blonde
- Journeyman Relic
- 51 Nocaster Style Neck
- Medium Vintage Frets
- 7.25 - 9.50 Compound Fret Board Radius
- Handwired 50-51 Blackguard Relic Pickups
- Original Broadcaster "Blend" Circuit Wiring Kit Included
- Ashtray Cover included
- Weight: 7lb. 9oz.
- Fender Custom Shop Case Included
- COA Included