Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Heavy Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde #R106410
Includes Hard Case
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Manufacturer's ID: 9235001123
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.
|Body||2-Piece Offset Seam Ash|
|Neck Shape||'50 Broadcaster "U"|
|Radius||7.25" - 9.5" Compound|
|Frets||21, Medium Vintage|
|Pickups||Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50 - '51 Blackguard set|
|Controls||Volume, Blend, Toggle Switch|
|Bridge||3-Saddle '50 Broadcatser with Brass Saddles|