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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster, Heavy Relic, Aged Nocaster Blonde Electric Guitar

You are looking at a Fender Custom Shop Ltd. Ed. 70th Anniversary Broadcaster, Heavy Relic, Aged Nocaster Blonde Electric Guitar, serial number R106265. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 0.5 oz)


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Serial Number R106265 - 7 lbs, 0.5 oz

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.


  • 2-Piece Offset Seam Ash Telecaster Body
  • 25.5" Scale '50 Broadcaster "U" Maple Neck
  • 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius Maple Fretboard
  • Dual Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard Single Coil Pickups
  • 3-Saddle '50 Broadcaster Bridge w/ Brass Saddles
  • Includes Hardshell Case, Strap, & Certificate of Authenticity

Get your Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster, Heavy, Relic, Aged Nocaster Blonde Electric Guitar from Sam Ash today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

⚠️This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information visit www.P65warnings.ca.gov.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Strap
  • Certificate of Authenticity


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Category Solid Body Electric Guitar
Number of Strings 6
Body Style Telecaster
Scale Length 25.5"
Number of Frets 21
Body Wood 2-Piece Offset Seam Ash
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Wood Maple
Pickup Configuration S-S
Color Natural
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Hard Case
Weight 7 lbs, 0.5 oz
Series Limited Edition
Model 9235001123
Warranty Info:

Fender warrants this Fender or Squier electric guitar or bass to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two (2) years from the date of original purchase, subject to limitations set forth herein ("Limited Warranty"). This Limited Warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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