Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster®

Limited Edition - Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster®, Time Capsule Finish, Faded Nocaster® Blonde

Model Number: 9235001120

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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 Fred Gretsch Manufacturing Company, Inc..

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.

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  • General
    Model Number 9235001120
    Series Limited Edition
    Color Faded Nocaster® Blonde
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Flash Coat Lacquer
    Body Shape Telecaster®
    Body Material 2-Piece Offset Seam Ash
  • Neck
    Neck Material Maple
    Neck Finish Tinted Flash Coat Lacquer
    Neck Shape '50 Broadcaster® "U"
    Fingerboard Radius 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material Maple
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size Medium Vintage
    Nut Width 1.630” (41.4 mm)
    Position Inlays Black Dot
  • Hardware
    Bridge 3-Saddle '50 Broadcaster® with Brass Saddles
    Tuning Machines Vintage Style
    Pickguard 1-Ply Black Phenolic
    Control Knobs Knurled Dome
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard
    Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard
    Controls Volume, Blend
    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.
    Configuration SS