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The short lived Fender Broadcaster was only around for three to four months in late 1950, early 1951 because Gretsch had a drumkit with the same name and filed a lawsuit. Later in 1951 it became known as the "Telecaster" and has not changed since!
This 2020 70th Anniversary Heavy Relic Broadcaster pays tribute to that short window in history. This Heavy Relic is finished in the original “flash coat” lacquer. The one-piece maple neck has a 1950 Broadcaster profile, 7.25”-9.5” vintage compound-radius fingerboard and twenty-one medium vintage frets. Other features include hand-wound ’50-’51 Blackguard pickups with ’51 modded “Nocaster” wiring. The guitar comes with a “case candy” kit containing a 70th anniversary neck plate, Fat ’50s control assembly and original Broadcaster sales flyer reprint. It also includes its original hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.
|Fingerboard Radius:||7.25" - 9.5" Vintage Compound|
|Fret Size:||Medium Vintage|
|Bridge Pick-up:||Handwired '50 - '51 Broadcaster|
|Neck Pick-up:||Handwired '50 - '51 Broadcaster|
|Finish:||Fender Heavy Relic|
|Case:||Original Hardshell Case|
|Weight:||7 lbs. 15.2 oz.|