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2020 Fender Broadcaster 70th Anniversary Blackguard Blonde, Mint w/ Case & Hangtags, Telecaster


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Up for sale, a 2020 Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster in showroom-clean, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original tweed hardshell case, CoA, all hangtags, and case candy. A limited run model, this Broadcaster faithfully replicates the introductory specs of the model that would become the Telecaster by late 1951. This Fender is stunningly well-executed, with a pale nitro lacquer Butterscotch finish, Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard pickups, modern three-way switching, and a vintage-correct U-shaped neck profile carve and a vintage 7 1/4" fretboard radius.

Tonewoods include an ash body and one-piece maple neck, this Tele cuts and twangs with the best, delivering plenty of sparkling sonic authority in every pickup position. The three-way switch features modern Fender wiring (Bridge, Bridge+Neck, Neck), and the Custom Shop pickup pair features flush-mounted Alnico III magnets in the bridge position and Alnico V at the neck. The bridge pickup is wound with plain enamel 43 gauge wire, lacquer potted for feedback rejection, delivering a thick, chewy quality with plenty of treble detail and snap. The neck pickup has a bell-like percussive chime, and each pickup position has a lively, vital sound. Weighing 8lbs 14oz, this 70th Anniversary Broadcaster has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: "1950 Broadcaster U," full shoulders, measuring .905” 1st fret, 1.010” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Modern 9 1/2” radius
-Frets: Vintage-tall, 6105, pristine
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.630”, bone
-Tuners: Pure Vintage Fender Deluxe single-line

Body Specs:

-Wood: Ash
-Pickups: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard single coil x2
-Harness: CTS 250k pots, cloth-covered leads
-Hardware: Dome-top knurled knobs, “Pat. Pend” bridge base with brass barrel saddles (“ashtray” bridge cover in case), all flathead screws
-Plastics: Five-screw one-ply black phenolic pickguard

The gloss Butterscotch Blonde nitro lacquer finish highlights the dynamic grain in the ash body, and this is a stunningly clean example, with barely a scratch on it. The smooth gloss on the neck profile is flawless.

The original G&G tweed hardshell case is included, along with the CoA, all hangtags, and case candy.