Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde
Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde

Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Telecaster, Blackguard Blonde

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In the fall of 1950, the world of guitar and popular music changed forever with the introduction of the Broadcaster®, Fender’s first solid body electric guitar with a truss rod and two pickups. A few short months later, a telegram from Gretsch®, owner of the BroadKaster® trademark, ended Fender’s use of the name. For a short time, the word "Broadcaster" was simply clipped off the headstock decal - these guitars are known as "Nocaster®s." Thereafter, this revolutionary guitar was dubbed the Telecaster®. Original Broadcaster models, of which only 250 are thought to have been produced, have become highly collectible.

The Fender® 70th Anniversary Broadcaster celebrates the remarkable origins of one of Fender’s most iconic models. Features include an ash body with Blackguard Blonde lacquer finish, period-correct black phenolic pickguard, thick "U"-shaped neck, Custom Shop-designed '50-'51 Blackguard pickups, special anniversary neck plate, embroidered case and a custom COA. The controls are wired for standard Telecaster operation, while an optional original Broadcaster wiring kit, included in the case, can be installed to replicate the unique "blend" circuit used in original Broadcasters. Production of the 70th Anniversary Broadcaster will be limited to 2020 only.

FEATURES

  • Ash body with Blackguard Blonde lacquer finish
  • One-piece maple neck with 7.25” radius fingerboard and 21 vintage-tall frets
  • ‘50s Broadcaster spaghetti logo
  • Fender Custom Shop Designed '50-'51 Blackguard pickups
  • 1-ply black phenolic pickguard
  • Custom neckplate, COA and embroidered hardshell case

 

LACQUER FINISH

The nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way.

CUSTOM SHOP-DESIGNED BLACKGUARD PICKUPS

Designed by the Fender Custom Shop, these single-coil pickups recreate the tone of the earliest Telecaster models.

THICK “U” NECK SHAPE

This Telecaster features a “U”-shaped neck profile for the substantial fret-hand feel typical of instruments from our original decade.

VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY AND NECK RADII

Original-era fans can rest assured every curve and line of the body and neck are accurate to the historic originals.

AUTHENTIC BROADCASTER WIRING KIT IN CASE

A reproduction of the vintage-correct Broadcaster 'blend' circuit is included in the case and can optionally be installed in the guitar for the most authentic experience.

ANNIVERSARY NECK PLATE AND EMBROIDERED CASE

Commemorative neck plate and embroidered case celebrates 70 years since the introduction of the Broadcaster.

 

BODY

  • Body MaterialAsh
  • Body FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body ShapeTelecaster®

NECK

  • Neck Material1-Piece Maple
  • Neck FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape'50 Broadcaster® "U"
  • Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material1-Piece Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Number of Frets21
  • Fret SizeVintage Tall
  • Nut MaterialBone
  • Nut Width1.630” (41.4 mm)
  • Position InlaysBlack Dot

ELECTRONICS

  • Bridge PickupCustom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard
  • Neck PickupCustom Shop Designed '50-'51 Blackguard
  • ControlsMaster Volume, Master Tone
  • Switching3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge, Position 2. Bridge and Neck, Position 3. Neck
  • ConfigurationSS

HARDWARE

  • Bridge3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles
  • Hardware FinishNickel/Chrome
  • Tuning MachinesVintage-Style
  • Pickguard1-Ply Black Phenolic
  • Control KnobsKnurled Dome-Style
  • Switch TipEarly '50s Tele® Black
  • Neck Plate4-Bolt

Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!

With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturer's stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!

Please contact us if you have any questions!

Shipping

Items purchased from our store will typically ship out within 1 business day of receiving payment. UPS Ground, FedEx, or USPS, fully insured, will be used for shipping instruments and large items. Items over $300 will require a signature.  Apartment addresses will have a mandatory signature requirement.

Payments

Paypal

We accept PayPal and will only ship to confirmed ship-to addresses listed on the PayPal account.

Credit Cards

We accept Visa, Discover, Mastercard, and American Express. The shipping and billing address must match in order for us to ship the item to that address.

Payments via Reverb are safe and secure too!

Financing

We offer 0% financing and extended terms on many of our items.  Please contact us if you have any questions about our payment options.

Thank you for looking! :)

Shipping Policy

- We carry most items in inventory so we can ship your items without delay.

Most purchases leave our warehouse within 2 business-days of receipt of your order. Orders received on Friday, Saturday & Sunday will ship out Monday. (Our shipping department is closed on weekends & major US holidays.)

- Some of our items are shipped directly from the supplier. These items may require longer shipping times. Large orders, or orders which include items shipped directly from our suppliers, will arrive in multiple boxes.

- If you live within the continental US you will have the following options and associated shipping & handling costs at checkout:

  • Orders up to $50 – $7.99
  • Most orders over $50 – Free Shipping
  • Some exclusions apply – contact us for expedited and large / heavyweight item shipping quotes

- If a package is not able to be delivered by for any reason and returned to us, the customer will be responsible for the original shipping cost, plus the cost of returned shipping, as well as shipping costs to be resent if you desire.

Orders to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and APO addresses (AA & AP) are shipped the best way based on weight, package size, and location. Please refer below for International Shipping information.

- Once your order has been processed for shipment you will receive shipment notification from via the email you provided at checkout. This email will contain a tracking number and a link to the shipper’s website for your convenience. If you do not receive this notice, please check your spam folders.

- If you received the wrong product, or if it arrives defective or damaged in transit, please contact us within 2 days of receipt so we can assist you to resolve the problem.  All damages incurred during shipment will be the responsibility of the shipping company which delivered the item (Fedex, USPS, or UPS).

International Shipping: 

We proudly ship to countries outside the United States of America: International orders are shipped the best way based on weight, package size, and location.

- All products are charged in USD (United States Dollars). Need help figuring out the rate of our products in your country? This currency calculator is an excellent tool: http://www.xe.com/.

  • All custom fees, taxes and duties are the sole responsibility of the customer.
  • The value of our package will be listed directly on your package as required by custom authorities.
  • The release of your package is at the sole discretion of custom agents.

Due to customs processing, some packages may be delayed delivery.

NOTE: Depending on the shipping that has been chosen, there may or may not be tracking available once your packaged leaves the US. Once the USPS verifies (via tracking/scanning information that is available at usps.com) that the package has left the country, we cannot be held responsible for any missing packages. If there is an issue It is the responsibility of the customer to provide the customer care team with solid, specific information from your countries postal service regarding an order for a refund to be issued. Please keep in mind that international orders may take a bit longer to be received by the customer as we have no control over customs. The buyer assumes all risk and responsibility when placing international orders.

Return Policy

Thanks for shopping at Melody Music Shop, LLC!

If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we’re here to help.

Returns:

- You have 14 calendar days to return an item from the date you received it.

- To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.

- Your item must be in the original packaging with all original contents.

- Your item needs to have the receipt or proof of purchase.

*Please note:
- Special orders and layaways are non-cancellable / non-refundable.

Exchanges:

If you need a different item including size or style and you are interested in returning an item in exchange for something else on the site, contact us and we’ll be glad to help you exchange your purchase or issue a store credit.

Refunds:

Once we receive your item, we will inspect it and notify you that we have received your returned item. We will notify you on the status of your refund after inspecting the item.

- A restocking fee may be assessed if an item is not returned in it's originally sold condition.  If the customer wishes to return an item they received because they do not like the item (i.e. sound, feel, look), the customer is responsible for shipping costs to and from and those costs will be deducted from the refund amount.   

- If your return is approved, we will initiate a refund to your credit card (or original method of payment).

- You will receive the credit within a certain amount of days, depending on your payment method issuer’s policies.

- Kazoos, harmonicas, and microphones are non-returnable / non-refundable

Shipping costs:

- You will be responsible for paying the shipping costs to and from for returning an item that is not to your liking (see above). Shipping costs are non­refundable.

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Vendor: Fender
SKU: 170270868
UPC: 885978300709

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