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Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster

Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster

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Limited edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster. Comes with vintage case and certificate.
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Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster

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.

Model Name
70th Anniversary Broadcaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Blackguard Blonde

Model #

Limited Edition

Country Of Origin

Blackguard Blonde


Body Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Body Shape

Neck Material
1-Piece Maple

Neck Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Shape
'50 Broadcaster® "U"

Scale Length
25.5" (648 mm)

1-Piece Maple

Fingerboard Radius
7.25" (184.1 mm)

Number of Frets

Frets Size
Vintage Tall

String Nut

Nut Width
1.630” (41.4 mm)

Position Inlays
Black Dot

Bridge Pickup
Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard

Neck Pickup
Custom Shop Designed '50-'51 Blackguard

Master Volume, Master Tone

Pickup Switching
3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge, Position 2. Bridge and Neck, Position 3. Neck

Pickup Configuration

3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles

Hardware Finish

Tuning Machines

1-Ply Black Phenolic

Control Knobs
Knurled Dome-Style

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

6.30x17.50x44.00 IN

23.20 LB