2020 US Broadcasters For All

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

  1. mimmo

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    Agree 100%.
    But I solved the problem by buying a squier esquire, so there is place for a broadcaster.
    Rather than a vintera esquire I would love (and I mean LOVE) to see an esquire popping up in the AV series or something like the broadcaster.

    That would be a tragedy for me!
     
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  2. rob2

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    Yes,spotted those Squires,very tempting,congrats on it,great colour choices at NAMM now adding to the temptation but I'd really like the 7.25 board...without the US price tag.....the Squier was a good move by Fender,a way for us to scratch the itch without breaking the bank so more likely to sell well than an Esquire priced from about 800 up....I don't think the Classic version was pouring out of the shops....
     
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  3. Torz Johnson

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    Then - oh no, my poor wallet!

    See, I always have to have something to complain about. :)
     
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  4. mimmo

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    Definitely the classics didn't sell so well!
    I agree on the 7.25 radius, but for the price and the quality I can live with the flatter one.
     
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  6. Wrighty

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    They were discontinued in so much that they wouldn’t show up in shops (again) until they had enough to use in the limited run Broadcasters?
     
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  7. Wrighty

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    It goes to 251, that’s one more innit?
     
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  8. beagle

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    It looks just like my Classic Vibe...
     
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  9. Wrighty

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    Er, 11?
     
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    Right, edited and corrected. (It's was Sunday morning and hadn't had my first vat of java yet.) Thanks.:confused::)
     
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  11. Wrighty

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    Quite pleased with myself, never good at maths and only noticed ‘cause I ran out of fingers counting!
     
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  12. DaveG_NJ

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    Exactly how I feel. After a lot of trial and error, I have everything exactly how I like it with my Partscaster. The 70th Anniversary neck plate is cool, but it's only a matter of time before Stratosphere dismembers one of these and the parts become available.
     
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  13. DHart

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    Over time, I've come to realize that thoughtfully-conceived and lovingly-assembled Fender guitars, using quality parts, selected to suit personal taste, usually yields a much more pleasing and more interesting guitar than the common off-the-rack Fender. I do this only to suit my personal preferences, without worry as to resale value. Anyone who plays one of my Fender "parts casters" is likely to be quite pleased by them, but I don't worry about that. I do use Fender-brand USA and MIM necks and bodies (usually from Stratosphere), but there are also awesome options out there from sources such as Warmoth.

    And, I think I must be among some of the best customers of Stratosphere Parts! :lol:
     
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  14. gobi_grey

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    I wouldn"t be able to resist.
     
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    +1.

    The 70th Anniversary Broadcaster should have ALL the details of a 1950 Fender, otherwise it's just an AO 50s Tele with a different decal.

    I remember in 2014, Fender made some American Vintage 1954 Strats for the 60th Anniversary, and they got the details right then. Why not this?
     
  16. DrBeezus

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    I’ve bought both the custom shop version and the production version. Can’t wait.
     
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    wow. That’s going to be some dual NGD!

    Which age finish did you select for the CS one?
     
  18. VillainSean

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    " Production of the 70th Anniversary Broadcaster will be limited to 2020 only."
     
  19. FredDairy

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    I was hoping it would be like the '54 RI. I think I will take my money and buy another one of those on the used market before supporting Fender on something half-assed.
     
  20. bumnote

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    I want one...even though my latest 2 of my 3 Tele's are Partscaster I assembled with specs I didn't have to compromise on.

    But then I noticed the USA made Casino thread...
    That I want...and can justify. I have a MIK '95 Casino with Lollars that sounds great, looks great and is well made but has the skinniest damned neck ever at 41mm at the nut. It makes it really uncomfortable for cowboy chords.
    If the price of the Casinos isn't outrageous...and it may very well be...may have to go with that or a used 330.
     
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