2020 70th Broadcaster anniversary: a petition for a '50 Broadcaster Reissue

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by rze99, Mar 22, 2019.

Should Fender do a 2020 USA '50 Broadcaster Reissue?

Poll closed Jun 30, 2019.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Other idea

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  1. DanDII

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    There are a few winders doing right by the early pups. I've tried a bunch, Duncan, DiMarzio, many by Fender [including the stock GE Smith pups], Gotoh [actually not bad but no longer made], Bill Lawrence, Rolphs, and Bardens to name a few.

    So far Kerry's are the best to my ear. No ice pick, twang in spades and a smoother attack than any others I've tried. Those you linked look interesting. I'll have to do the pounds to dollar conversion! :twisted:
     
  2. rze99

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    still no sign of this then...
     
  3. Masterbuilt

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    Sorry only just seen this thread. The good news is that 2020 will see a Custom Shop Broadcaster for the 70th Anniversary. I have no more details other than confirmation from a contact there that it will happen. So lets all wait for NAMM.
     
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    I would have thought the Custom Shop would have made some already ,for their own private entertainment. Legally I could never how see how Gretsch drums did a cease and desist order, it was a different spelling, Gretsch with a Kaster, Fender with a Caster, I don't think would fly nowadays . Then there would be no Telecaster either ...
     
  5. rze99

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    Then CS did a v small number a few years ago
     
  6. rze99

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    Sounds great news except it will be £5k thanks for this. May I enquire how your contact has inside track without revealing anything too compromising?
     
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    I wouldn't worry too much. I can't for a second believe that Fender wouldn't promote some kind of special edition for the 70th anniversary. Wouldn't be surprised if they had more than 1 offering.
     
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    Actually I was only speculating , but someone did show that it did indeed happen...
     
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    If they built 60 for the 2010 60th anniversary they will probably do 70 in 2020.
     
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    Seems logical considering that was the case back in the day
     
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  14. rze99

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    Me too.

    But I don’t have a problem with the vintage compound. Didn’t some of the early originals have a fretboard carve that went a bit flatter than 7.25?
     
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    Yes indeed, some original models had a flatter radius.
    What I do not understand is the "compound" factor: I would have preferred a classic 7.25" or even a 9.5" radius, but I can't get the compound.
     
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    Ever tried one? I haven't tried a 7.25 to 9.5 but I would imagine it would feel totally natural. probably nothing to "get".

    I have a 10-16 radius on one tele and I like it even though it is noticeably different. Super easy to play

    I suppose because I play a wide variety of guitar necks I'm accustomed to just adapt
     
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    @Masterbuilt you were right!
     
  18. mimmo

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    I agree with you: a compound 7.25 > 9.5 neck would be very "natural", no doubt.
    However we are talking about a Broadcaster reissue, so I figured in my head a "classic" telecaster type guitar, vintage spec'd. So with a 7.25 radius (at least this is what I have in my mind when I think "vintage").
    I was complaining just because of this, otherwise I'm sure it is a great playing guitar (and great looking by the way!).

    Cheers.
     
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    At 2:40 Mike Eldred tells the story of the 60th anniversary model and the deal he made with Fred Gretsch to use the Broadcaster name.

     
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    Way back in March '19 I started this thread, and I've just ordered a FENDER 70TH ANNIVERSARY BROADCASTER

    I've always wanted a Fender Broadcaster now I'll have one :)
     
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