Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster®


Model #: 9235001122

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

9235001120

Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster®, Journeyman Relic®, Nocaster® Blonde

9235001121

Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster®, Relic®, Aged Nocaster® Blonde

9235001122

Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster®, Heavy Relic®, Aged Nocaster® Blonde

9235001123
Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster®, Relic®, Aged Nocaster® Blonde

More about Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster®

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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Specs

General

General
Model Name: Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster®, Relic®, Aged Nocaster® Blonde
Model Number: 9235001122
Series: Limited Edition
Color: Nocaster® Blonde

Body

Body
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Lightweight Select Ash
Body Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: '50 Broadcaster® "U"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Vintage
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.630” (41.4 mm)
Neck Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard
Controls: Volume, Blend
Pickup 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.
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 3-Saddle '50 Broadcaster® with Brass Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tips: Barrel Style

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
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