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1950 Broadcaster

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by bterry, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. VillainSean

    VillainSean Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    I think it's amazing that guitars like this are still around and playable! Belated congrats!

    [I know this thread is old, but it came up in my email today]
     
  2. Bobchill

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    Dream guitar, congratulations!
     
  3. surfsup1955

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    Such an epic find regarding an authentic piece of American history. I hope your family keeps passing it on down forever!

    Thanks for sharing...
     
  4. rangercaster

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    Fifty years ago a beater like that would probably have set you back $75-100 ... Nice guitar !!!
     
  5. johno99

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    That is just beautiful beyond words. Stunning!!
     
  6. Pierre Laforet

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    Congrats! Eager to hear its sound!
     
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  7. Pierre Laforet

    Pierre Laforet TDPRI Member

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    Have you ever seen this:



     
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  8. bignote

    bignote Tele-Meister

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    Holy Shnikeys! That is as they say, the real deal. Congratulations on an amazing guitar.
     
  9. Hash Brown

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    Very nice guitar! I love them in this condition, all original, yet with some play wear and use. A guitar that has been loved and played! Kudos!
     
  10. nichd01

    nichd01 Tele-Meister

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    My Holy Grail... you are the man!!!
     
  11. DMRoller

    DMRoller Tele-Meister

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    Wow! That's beautiful. Congratulations.

    (This came up in my email today.)
     
  12. rockinstephen

    rockinstephen Tele-Meister

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    That really is a great piece of Fender history! To have a guitar that old, and complete and unaltered is amazing. And this guitar has obviously been played! There can't be too many out there any more...
     
  13. Ripradiant

    Ripradiant Tele-Afflicted

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    Very nice indeed! Just wondering what is it like to play compared to modern teles? are the pickups weak or strong, bright or dull... is the feel of the neck similar to today's etc?
     
  14. Fidel Nocastro

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    It only got lightly played for 30 years, boss. It hung on the wall aging 60% of its age. Air, UV, dust particles and other residue and seasonal fluctuations in a climate-controlled environment do that to those materials' composition.
     
  15. monkeybanana

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    I don't get what the big deal is.

    Psych! What a cool piece of history. Bet it sound fantabulous.
     
  16. hockey guy

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    Congrats on that beautiful Broadcaster. Enjoy and love it! :)
     
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