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.
Finish Package: Journeyman Case: Fender Custom Shop Tweed Body Wood: Ash Body Color: Nocaster Blonde Body Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer Sort for Lightweight: Yes Hardware Plating: Chrome/Nickel Bridge Assembly: Tele 51-54 Output Assembly: Vintage Tele Control Assembly: 51 Modern Nocaster Neck Plate: 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Tuner Keys: Vintage w/Fender Logo String Guide: Vintage Disk 50-55 String Gauge: .010-.046 Neck Assembly: 51 Nocaster Closet Classic Neck Finish: Medium Tint Flash Coat Lacquer Neck Blank: Rift Sawn Maple w/Walnut Skunk Stripe Fingerboard: Rift Sawn Maple Truss Rod: 50s Head Style: Tele Neck Head Thickness: 0.575" Neck Scoop: 51 Dot Spacing: Narrow Face Dot: Micarta Black .250 Side Dot: Micarta Black 3/32" Fret Wire: Medium Vintage Number of Frets: 21 Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"-9.50" Compound Radius Neck Back Shape: 1950 Blackguard Neck Nut Width: 1.630" Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .925" Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 1.00" Neck Butt Width: 2.200" Nut Material: Bone Number of Bolts: 4 Bolt Head Cap Decal: Broadcaster Pickguard: 51 Nocaster Pickup Neck: Hand-wound 50-51 Blackguard Neck Pickup Bridge: Hand-wound 50-51 Blackguard Bridge Switch Tip: American Vintage Tele Control Knobs: Nocaster Chrome
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