2020 US Broadcasters For All

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Masterbuilt, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Stardog75

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    Yeah good point.that radius sounds like model A territory for sure.i do like the idea of owning a guitar that might become valuable for my nephew but for now I want it to be useful.and that professional is cool.it definitely needs a good set up but I love the feel. Thanks for responding brother.
     
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    These guitars will never be worth much if any more than a regular 52. They're like a chimera, an enigma wrapped in a mystery and likely to be rated as repros - but most people may find them too limited stock to be other than a curio or amusing diversion.

    To many people, it's all they'd ever need or want

    To get a factory built Leo-era replica of course is some people's dream.

    If you keep it unused in its case it might be worth something 20 years from now. Maybe not.
     
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    It's cool they are doing a Broadcaster, but it would be so much better if they made it like real Broadcasters. The router hump, lip and uneven string ferrule spacing among many other details they are omitting.
     
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    That sounds about right.
    Yeah I definitely wont be doing that I'm thinking that the professional was a perfect choice for me.quality and useful.i dont use my whammy bar alot on my strat but I do live the look of a bigsby on a telecaster.the b5 says it can be installed without mod it or drilling into it.but it states on vintage bridge so that's rules out the professional? Is there a bigsby for the american professional without drilling it.i went to the site and it just says telecasters
     
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    Do I need one? No.
    Do I want one? Hell yes!

    I took contact with my dealer, in the next few days I will know the price and place the order.

    Congratulations to @rze99 !
     
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    thanks @mimmo

    Exactly. It's nuts... I'm nuts, but I don't care. I need a new car but I spend all my car savings on guitars and it feels good.

    I'll do an NGD with pics.
     
  7. mimmo

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    Looking forward to your thread, sir!
    From my side I can't literally wait to know their best price and push the damn button. This guitar is simply amazing!
     
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    Looks like these have no truss rod either.
     
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    What makes you think that?
     
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    Go to Fender's website. The Broadcaster specs don't have any mention of truss rod adjustment. For example...both AO series do on their spec list.
     
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    My 67 yo Höfner changed my mind about guitars without a truss rod. No truss rod? If the neck is BIG, it’s not an issue … would not be a deal-breaker if I was in the market for one.
     
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    I could go without all that if they just did the finish right. From what I can gather by the pics this is another one with an overly thick caked on neck finish and the body is 90% chance lacquer liberally applied over a big poly base coat.

    Yuck.
     
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    Neck has the skunk stripe. Definitely has a truss rod of some sort. My 1941 Gretsch has a non adjustable steel truss rod. Works fine.
     
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    I think I was wrong about not having a truss rod. They don't show anything in the specs but in the overview they do mention a truss rod. Oh well...it would have been cool if they didn't.
     
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    I looked at the CS version... do not want. For some reason, Fender's idea of an aged fretboard = filthy. The disgusting brown crud they swab them down with is an instant deal breaker for me.
     
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    Thanks for the update, you are correct it has a truss rod. Why would it not?

    Fender.com:

    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.
     
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    They are also doing NOS Closet classic types too - you can get one of these Broadcaster in any degree of aging
     
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    Exactly. 11 simple words that explains literally 10's of thousands of posts on this forum. Thanks @mimmo!
     
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    You're welcome sir :)
     
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    ...this is my tragedy as well.....though I'm going to hold off just in case a Vintera Esquire pops up over the year,they are entitled to an anniversary too!
     
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