Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster

Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster

Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster

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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.

 

Ash body with Blackguard Blonde lacquer finish

One-piece maple neck with 7.25” radius fingerboard and 21 vintage-tall frets

‘50s Broadcaster spaghetti logo

Fender Custom Shop Designed '50-'51 Blackguard pickups

1-ply black phenolic pickguard

Custom neckplate, COA and embroidered hardshell case

 

Features

  • LACQUER FINISH
  • CUSTOM SHOP-DESIGNED BLACKGUARD PICKUPS
  • THICK “U” NECK SHAPE
  • VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY AND NECK RADII
  • AUTHENTIC BROADCASTER WIRING KIT IN CASE

General

Model Name
Limited Edition - Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Blackguard Blonde
Model Number
0170270868
UPC
885978300709
Series
Limited Edition
Color
Blackguard Blonde

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Vintage Tweed Case

Body

Body Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Material
Ash
Body Shape
Telecaster®

Neck

Fingerboard Material
1-Piece Maple
Fingerboard Radius
7.25" (184.1 mm)
Fret Size
Vintage Tall
Headstock
Telecaster®
Neck Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material
1-Piece Maple
Neck Plate
4-Bolt
Neck Shape
'50 Broadcaster® "U"
Number of Frets
21
Nut Material
Bone
Nut Width
1.630” (41.4 mm)
Position Inlays
Black Dot

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard
Pickup Configuration
SS
Controls
Master Volume, Master Tone
Neck Pickup
Custom Shop Designed '50-'51 Blackguard
Pickup Switching
3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge, Position 2. Bridge and Neck, Position 3. Neck

Hardware

Bridge
3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles
Control Knobs
Knurled Dome-Style
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
1-Ply Black Phenolic
Tuning Machines
Vintage-Style

Miscellaneous

Strings
Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)