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Description
  • Instrument: Solid Body

  • Brand: Fender

  • Model: Broadcaster

  • Finish: Blonde

  • SKU: GS368-A

  • Original Finish: No

  • Original Parts: No

  • Handedness: Right

  • Made In Year: 1950

  • Body Material: Ash

  • Finish Material: Urethane

  • Neck/Fingerboard: Maple

  • Radius: 7.25"

  • Weight: 8.8lbs

  • Scale Length: 25.5"

  • Nut Width: 1.63"

  • Neck Profile: Large C

  • Neck Thickness: .836"-1.00"

  • Electronics: Original, added foam spacer between bridge pickup baseplate and bobbin

  • Pickup Impedance: N- 8.28k B-7.8k

  • Case: HSC

  • Modifications/Repairs: Re-fret, New nut, Refinished, replaced neck pickup mounting screws, replaced bridge pickup mounting hardware. Two center bridge plate mounting screws have been sanded flush. Saddles have been filed to remove divots where strings sit.

In the late '40s Leo Fender saw a gap in the market and looked to make an easy to produce "Electric Spanish" guitar with great serviceability and playability. What he ended up with in 1950 was the guitar we see here - the coveted Fender Broadcaster. Featuring a solid Ash body, it tamed feedback that the competition's hollow body guitars were prone to, so it was able to be louder with pickups meant to deliver clarity similar to Fender's lap steel guitars at the time.

This example is in great playable condition having been almost completely refinished long ago except for the headstock decal and fretboard (fretboard having just some finish touch up), so it still feels wonderfully worn in and comfortable to play with a new nut and a re-fret. The saddles have been filed to remove previous string divots and 2 of the bridge mounting screws have been sanded flush to provide a flat surface for the saddle height adjustment screws to rest on. And although the mounting hardware on them was changed at some point, it still has its original pickups that sound incredible, delivering the sought after tones you'd expect from a Broadcaster.

Includes a non original hard shell case.

Fender Broadcaster 1950, Blonde

$49,500

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    Description

    In the late '40s Leo Fender saw a gap in the market and looked to make an easy to produce "Electric Spanish" guitar with great serviceability and playability. What he ended up with in 1950 was the guitar we see here - the coveted Fender Broadcaster. Featuring a solid Ash body, it tamed feedback that the competition's hollow body guitars were prone to, so it was able to be louder with pickups meant to deliver clarity similar to Fender's lap steel guitars at the time.

    This example is in great playable condition having been almost completely refinished long ago except for the headstock decal and fretboard (fretboard having just some finish touch up), so it still feels wonderfully worn in and comfortable to play with a new nut and a re-fret. The saddles have been filed to remove previous string divots and 2 of the bridge mounting screws have been sanded flush to provide a flat surface for the saddle height adjustment screws to rest on. And although the mounting hardware on them was changed at some point, it still has its original pickups that sound incredible, delivering the sought after tones you'd expect from a Broadcaster.

    Includes a non original hard shell case.

    Spec
    • Instrument: Solid Body

    • Brand: Fender

    • Model: Broadcaster

    • Finish: Blonde

    • SKU: GS368-A

    • Original Finish: No

    • Original Parts: No

    • Handedness: Right

    • Made In Year: 1950

    • Body Material: Ash

    • Finish Material: Urethane

    • Neck/Fingerboard: Maple

    • Radius: 7.25"

    • Weight: 8.8lbs

    • Scale Length: 25.5"

    • Nut Width: 1.63"

    • Neck Profile: Large C

    • Neck Thickness: .836"-1.00"

    • Electronics: Original, added foam spacer between bridge pickup baseplate and bobbin

    • Pickup Impedance: N- 8.28k B-7.8k

    • Case: HSC

    • Modifications/Repairs: Re-fret, New nut, Refinished, replaced neck pickup mounting screws, replaced bridge pickup mounting hardware. Two center bridge plate mounting screws have been sanded flush. Saddles have been filed to remove divots where strings sit.

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