NGD: 70th Anniversary Broadcaster

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  1. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    @DrBreezus does yours have a bit of a “shelf” at the heel join? It is quite slight, but mine does.
     
  2. Old Deaf Roadie

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    Very nice. Congratulations & enjoy!
     
  3. rze99

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    The "shelf" on mine:
    My other Teles don't have this.
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    Very nice, congrats! I’ve been dying to get my hands on one. My local shop is supposed to email me when they get them later this month. Enjoy!
     
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    Congrats!

    Sent from my REVVLPLUS C3701A using Tapatalk
     
  6. DrBeezus

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    yes mine does

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    So much want
     
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    Hey, I got one of these yesterday too. Fantastic guitar. No regrets.
    It's very light. I'm guessing they intentionally picked light boards.

    I'm loving the neck - U shaped and thick - which I like.

    7 1/4 radius neck - which is fine. Some people my not like that.

    It cost me about $1800 plus tax where I am (6%), so out the door price was around $1999 .. something like that. Which is the list on Fender's site so that's ok.

    I don't mind my local shop making money - that's why they're in business for.

    The G&G Tweed case if fantastic. That's like a $300 value.

    Case candy includes a really nice leather strap, the ashtray, and an instrument cable.
     
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  9. WingedWords

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    I'm no expert on Broadcasters, but in "The Blackguard Book" Nacho talks about the lip on p394 as a feature that was reduced in mid 1953, reappeared in 1954 and was adjusted in late 1955. I guess Fender put it on the 70th Anniv as a period correct feature.
     
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  10. rze99

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    Cool. Makes me love it more. Just been playing mine to my drum tracks for my band set rehearsing. Sound F brill. :)
     
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    Great and congratulations :)
    PS don't forget to join the club thread with pics.
     
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    All of my 51 no casters from the custom shop have the shelf too. I was concerned about it until they told me that’s how it was back then.
     
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    Stupid newb question:

    how does the neck profile compare to a 50s Vintera?
     
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    These threads are great to reassure me about the one I ordered, but they're making it way harder to wait for it.

    Enjoy in good health!
     
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    It's fantastic guitar. No regerts whatsoever!
     
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    Awesome, congrats man!! I have my name on one, looking forward to it!
     
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    Uh-oh! They are in stock at Sweetwater. As I was browsing someone chose a 9 pounder over 2 7 pounders and an 8. I keep having to remind myself that I absolutely don't need another guitar. Besides, I could build 2 REALLY nice guitars for 2 grand. And those grapes were probably sour anyway.
     
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    good chap keep yourself in check. I’m having to explain an unplanned hole in the budget and promising to fill it by selling “guitars I’m not playing now”.
     
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    I picked one that is 7lbs even...............
     
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    I'm eyeballin the one that's 7 lbs, 3 oz. Hopefully someone buys it soon. They have sold two of them in the last hour or so. I wonder if these will sellout pretty quickly. If one comes along under 7 pounds I might not be able to resist.
     
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