What was a Broadcaster worth in 1980?

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by BeelzeBob, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Paulie_Boy

    Paulie_Boy Tele-Meister

    Nov 2, 2019
    Back in the day we thought of Fenders in terms of "Pre CBS" vs. "The junk they're making now." I never had a customer come into the shop asking for a "vintage" or "collectible" Fender. "Any PreCBS?" There was no internet so most players didn't have a clue about what was around in the 50's unless they were around in the 50's. It was common for guys to take chisels and drills to the older stuff to mod. I would have had a hard time getting over a grand for a Broadcaster in Austin in 1980. That was a lot of money. Manny's in NYC probably could.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019 at 12:02 PM
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  2. scelestus

    scelestus Tele-Meister

    Jun 24, 2018
    Does the actual value matter? Given the varied responses and such, you might be able to work in what someone thinks it was worth versus what it actually was. Now that would be a reflection on the vintage guitar market!
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