70th aniv Broadcaster Arrived Today

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  1. adjason

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    Just don't mix them up and accidentally loan out the real one to a buddy :)
     
  2. That Cal Webway

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    I would like to hear more detail about how it sounds and such
    and a video comparing the two played clean!!

    Tank!
     
  3. Joe M

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    The first production one I played was like that, 9.5 lbs. The next one I played, at another shop, was 7.5. Couldn’t believe the huge weight difference.
     
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    Yeah I guess if ordering one I’d definitely ask for the weight before pulling the trigger. Other than that is looked like a killer reissue
     
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    Mine weighs 6lb 7oz, so there are some pretty big differences i guess.
     
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    Thanks to the OP. This is a rare treat and as close as i will ever get to either one of these.
     
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    Actually the new 2020 Broadcaster Limited Edition that you and I both have has a U shaped neck not a C. Also Masmus, are you aware there is a Broadcasters owners club forum here?
     
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  8. AntigonesAncestor

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    I tried out one of the anniversaries at my local shop and I gotta say... I personally found it nearly unplayable. Full disclosure that I've never had the privilege to play an original but the neck on it felt almost comically large. The tones on it were good (played through a blues junior) but overall it didn't feel commensurate with the asking price for them. Seems like a somewhat misguided product.
     
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    [QUOTE="AntigonesAncestor, post: 9941954, member: 152920
    Seems like a somewhat misguided product.[/QUOTE] Where do I begin, LOL. You feel that Fender's FIRST electric guitar "is somewhat misguided" Are you freaking serious! ***Ahhh, I see you're a young lad my bad. I'm assuming most younger players are not going to lean towards vintage designs as fat necks are foreign to you. They are indeed not as comfortable to play you have to work for it for sure:)
     
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  10. Masmus

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    In all fairness I do think AntigonesAncestor quote about being misguided was directed at the 70th Anniversary. About the u shaped neck I stand corrected.

    As far as comfort while playing I definitely like the original v neck more, I've played modern v necks and didn't like them, the originals are different. One thing everyone needs to keep in mind is that a lot of the originals have necks that are slightly different and different people shaped them (they weren't all made by Mr Gomez). It is possible that the u shaped necks were based on an actual neck but I'm sure most were v necks.
     
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    Very much so. Even with designs I otherwise don't like, I would never speak ill of something like the Broadcaster that has such a venerable legacy and historical impact. I'm speaking directly about the 70th Anniversary reissue. You can obviously still disagree with me but I appreciate getting that cleared up.
     
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    Great, now look what you've done. I want one now.
     
  13. Masmus

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    Here we go in no particular order. 12th fret dots are narrower on the original. dots1.jpg dots2.jpg
     
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    String ferrules aren't aligned on original. ferrules1.jpg ferrules2.jpg
     
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    New control knobs are probably from a different re issue. First is original. knob1.jpg knob2.jpg
     
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    There is a lip on both but a little more pronounced on the second(original) lip1.jpg lip2.jpg
     
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    Slightly different shape of lower neck pocket.You can also see a slight router hump in the new one and a pronounced one in the original lower1.jpg lower2.jpg
     
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    The saddles both have milled flat bottoms but the original has height adjustment screws at 45 degree angles. Saddle1.jpg Saddle2.jpg
     
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    Dots are narrower on the side of the originals neck. sidedot1.jpg sidedots2.jpg
     
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