The short lived "Broadcaster" branded guitar form Fender debuted in 1950 but after a cease and desist from the Gretsch company for infringement on their similarly named drum kit the guitars were briefly nameless, resulting in the "no-caster" moniker, before finally settling on the now familiar "Telecaster" name. This Custom Shop guitar is part of a very limited series of instruments to commemorate the 70th anniversary of these historic instruments. Their rarity and historical significance, as well as the distinctive tone and neck profiles have made the "blackguard" Broadcaster one of the most coveted solidbody guitars on the vintage market, and this Fender Custom shop model really captures the look, feel, and sound of these holy grail guitars. With handwound Custom Shop 50-51 "blackguard" pickups, 50's style "Spaghetti" logo, single ply black phenolic pickguard, and an aged Butterscotch Blonde finish and maple neck, this guitar lives up to it's predecessors. Only available for 2020, this guitar is like new and has not been played! EXC w/OHSC $4,800.