Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Blackguard Blonde



Wolf Music Company is a small independent music store which means we do not keep guitars in a box in a warehouse.  We open, inspect, test, photograph and display every instrument that we sell which allows us to capture the grain of the wood to help you make a decision while purchasing online.  This also allows us to package the instruments more securely since often times manufacturers packaging is inadequate.

In most cases the guitar in the photo is the one you will receive but from time to time we may have restocked an item or received more than one, so please message us if you have any requests or specifics.




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 Original 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.

Product Specs

Model Name

70th Anniversary Broadcaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Blackguard Blonde

Model #



Limited Edition

Country Of Origin



Blackguard Blonde



Body Finish

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Body Shape


Neck Material

1-Piece Maple

Neck Finish

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Shape

'50 Broadcaster® "U"

Scale Length

25.5" (648 mm)


1-Piece Maple

Fingerboard Radius

7.25" (184.1 mm)

Number of Frets


Frets Size

Vintage Tall

String Nut


Nut Width

1.630” (41.4 mm)

Position Inlays

Black Dot

Bridge Pickup

Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard

Neck Pickup

Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard


Master Volume, Master Tone

Pickup Switching

3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge, Position 2. Bridge and Neck, Position 3. Neck

Pickup Configuration



3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles

Hardware Finish


Tuning Machines



1-Ply Black Phenolic

Control Knobs

Knurled Dome-Style


Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)


6.30x17.50x44.00 IN


23.20 LB


WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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