Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster - Maple, Blackguard Blonde


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Fender Commemorative Telecaster Electric Guitar Produced Only in 2020 with Blackguard Pickups Designed by Fender Custom Shop, Anniversary Neck Plate, Embroidered Case, Certificate of Authenticity and Maple Fretboard in Blackguard Blonde Finish

In the fall of 1950, the world of guitar and popular music changed forever with the introduction of 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 'Nocasters.' Thereafter, this revolutionary guitar was dubbed Telecaster. Original Broadcaster models, of which only 250 are thought to have been produced, have become highly collectible.

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 certificate of authenticity. 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 Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster will be limited to 2020 only.

  • 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
detail image of Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster body showing lacquer finish

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.

detail image of Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster showing custom Blackguard pickups designed by Fender Custom Shop

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

detail image of Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster showing custom Blackguard pickups designed by Fender Custom Shop
detail image of Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster showing back of neck

Thick 'U' neck shape
This Telecaster features a 'U'-shaped neck profile for the substantial fret-hand feel typical of instruments from Fender's original decade.

close-up perspective view of Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster showing top and right side of body and portion of fretboard

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.

close-up perspective view of Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster showing top and right side of body and portion of fretboard
detail image of Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster showing control knobs and pickup selector switch

Authentic Broadcaster wiring kit included
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.

detail image of Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster showing commemorative 70th anniversary neck plate

Anniversary neck plate and embroidered case
A commemorative neck plate and embroidered case celebrate 70 years since the introduction of the original Broadcaster.

detail image of Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster showing commemorative 70th anniversary neck plate
More Information
SKU FEN-0170270868
MPN 0170270868
Manufacturer Fender
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Fender vintage tweed case
Broadcaster vintage-correct wiring kit (optional, installation required)
Fender USA 250R nickel-plated steel strings (.010-.046 gauges)
Electric Body Style Telecaster
Number of Strings 6-Strings
Right/Left Handed Right
Body Material Ash
Neck Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.63"
Nut Material Bone
Number of Frets 21
Fingerboard Radius 7.25"
Bridge 3-saddle vintage-style strings-through-body Telecaster bridge with brass barrel saddles
Vibrato/Tremolo Bridge No
Pickups Custom Shop Designed '50-'51 Blackguard
Pickup Configuration SS
Pickup Switching 3-position blade
Position 1: bridge pickup
Position 2: bridge and neck pickups
Position 3: neck pickup
Controls Volume knob
Tone knob
Finish Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Blackguard Blonde
Hardware Finish Chrome/Nickel
Unique Features Production limited to 2020 only
Anniversary neck plate
Thick 'U'-shaped neck
Period-correct black phenolic pickguard
'50s Broadcaster spaghetti logo

Fender®/Squier® Electric Guitars and Basses 2-Year Limited Warranty

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.

Please retain your original sales receipt, as it is your proof of purchase validating this limited warranty.


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