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1950 Broadcaster 0079 and 1953 Telecaster 4034

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by customtele, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. red57strat

    red57strat Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Oct 4, 2003
    Massachusetts
    Wow! I just whistled out loud! In my cubicle at work!
     
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  2. customtele

    customtele TDPRI Member

    97
    Jun 9, 2003
    The story about how I found them:
    I always wanted a '53 because that is the year I was born. I used to travel for business quite a bit and would always stop in every music store in any given city. I was in Erie, PA in the mid to late '90's and just happened to stop in a small music store. After I talked to the owner for a bit he told me he had two old Fenders. A '52 Esquire and a '53 Tele. He brought them out and I played them both. I wanted to buy both but he would only sell one. So a week later the Tele arrived at my house. They were both owned by the same gentleman in Erie, a farmer who bought them brand new. He had passed and the family sold them to the music store owner.
    As for the Broadcaster, I was actually looking for a Nocaster! My friend had one, gave me a price, but then got cold feet. So I started looking around the internet. On FB of all places, I saw that the family that owned the guitar was placing information about this Broadcaster on some Facebook Fender forums in December 2016. These threads got 400+ inquiries to buy the guitar. I came in late to the game (February), but managed to convince the family to have it appraised (many people were trying to steal it). After that it was just a negotiation. I mean how many one owner Broadcasters are left? Nacho's book was extremely helpful as I had never seen a Broadcaster. Interestingly, the gentleman who owned the guitar basically stopped playing it in the late '70's and hung it on the wall. The son in law saw that it looked like a Tele, but was surprised that is said something different. A family friend happened to be a luthier and told them what it REALLY was. They were very nice to deal with. I've only just bought it. Owned it for only 6 weeks or so.
    I have some professional shots of the Broadcaster which I will also post. It is a November 1950 guitar with brass saddles with both neck and body signed by the great Tadeo Gomez.
     
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  3. customtele

    customtele TDPRI Member

    97
    Jun 9, 2003
    See above!
     

  4. petebrown

    petebrown Tele-Meister

    210
    Sep 22, 2003
    No. Cal.
    November '50- So was I!
     

  5. teletimetx

    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jul 25, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Thanks for posting the photos and the story. Wonderful stuff. Good to know that these treasures are in the hands of someone who really appreciates them.

    Since my old turkey neck doesn't like being craned sideways, here's a repost of your photo, with a little digital clarification:

    broadcaster  photos of customtele.jpg
     

  6. bluetinstar

    bluetinstar TDPRI Member

    75
    Aug 1, 2017
    Hampshire, UK
    PS ... Like the car in your (avacar) avatar.... ;)
    Could we see a larger version of it please ??

    Fred
     
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  7. customtele

    customtele TDPRI Member

    97
    Jun 9, 2003
    That car was the original Voxmobile which I owned for 7 years. I sold it to Jeff Dunham the ventriloquist.
     
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  8. customtele

    customtele TDPRI Member

    97
    Jun 9, 2003
    I cringe as I post this but it is fun. Some of the information was wrong when I first did this video.


    Everyone is a critic as we all know! ;)
     
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  9. bluetinstar

    bluetinstar TDPRI Member

    75
    Aug 1, 2017
    Hampshire, UK
    Thanks customtele ! That was so cool baby ! :cool:
     

  10. Festus_Hagen

    Festus_Hagen Tele-Meister

    Age:
    51
    116
    Jul 6, 2016
    Jeff City, Mo.
    Just wow. Dreams do come true!
     
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  11. Bluebird

    Bluebird TDPRI Member

    50
    Jun 12, 2003
    Canada
    Wasn't that owned by Jimmy Bryant at one time?
     

  12. customtele

    customtele TDPRI Member

    97
    Jun 9, 2003
    No. I thought it was but it was apparently only loaned to him.
     

  13. lycheelassi

    lycheelassi TDPRI Member

    Age:
    46
    25
    Dec 23, 2016
    Berlin
    does the broadcaster have any overspray?
     

  14. customtele

    customtele TDPRI Member

    97
    Jun 9, 2003
    None whatsoever.
     
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  15. Rythameen

    Rythameen Tele-Meister

    255
    Jun 24, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    I'm sure this is considered XXXX guitar porn in at least 37 states, maybe more, so yes I'm sure it's illegal. As a consequence I'm going to have to take those guitars into uhhh....custody....yeah, that's the ticket, custody!
     
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  16. nichd01

    nichd01 Tele-Meister

    135
    Jan 18, 2013
    Midwest
    Brings a tear to my eye... a broadcaster is my holy grail if only for the history. Have a buddy at the Arlington show today and was telling him... shoot me pics of Broadcasters!

    Congrats sir!!! I would assume an invite to the secret society that governs all... the illeominati is forthcoming.
     

  17. JJAdams1956

    JJAdams1956 TDPRI Member

    83
    Dec 14, 2016
    Los Angeles

  18. Bill

    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    London
    Just lovely to see them both.
     

  19. customtele

    customtele TDPRI Member

    97
    Jun 9, 2003
    Very glad you all like them. That '53 Super was found in a garage by the guy that cleaned my watch. The owner wanted to sell it, so he brought it over to me knowing I liked the old stuff. It did not work until I looked and it had no fuse. Put one in and it sounded great!
     

  20. customtele

    customtele TDPRI Member

    97
    Jun 9, 2003
    I have some great close-ups I'll try to post!
     

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