This Used Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster in Aged Nocaster Blonde spent just one month old in its original owner's possession so it is still in phenomenal shape. The neck is straight, the frets are still crowned, and the truss rod is functioning properly. Included with the guitar is the original certificate of authenticity and hardshell case.
Let's start with the crown jewel of this guitar... The Neck. It starts with a Riftsawn Piece of Maple for the utmost in stability. Rift-sawing a neck makes it less temperamental and much less prone to moving or shifting. The neck is carved to the 50s Broadcaster U Shaped Profile that measures in at .920" at the 1st free to .976" at the 12th. A wonderful compound fingerboard radius of 7.25" - 9.5" offers fantastic playability. Chords are very easy on the low 5 frets and leads are a breeze thanks to a flatter feeling board as you work your way up. A slightly slimmer nut width of 1.63" is present for a comfortable but tight feel. A bone nut, 25.5" scale length, and 21 medium vintage frets round out the important details.
The body is made from 2 pieces of Select Swamp Ash. This guitar weighs in at a manageable 7 lbs 1 oz, which is a very comfortable weight, especially when hanging on a strap. The Nocaster Blonde finish on this particular instrument looks amazing. it's a little darker than the faded version and the heavy and dirty weather checking up the visual impact considerably.
The Hand-wound 50-51 Blackguard Telecaster Pickup Set is another homerun. This wonderfully musical set of single-coil pickups harkens the sounds of the early 1950s perfectly! The bridge pickup can bark and bite with the best of them while the neck pickup maintains that darker, warmer, sweet, thickness. By utilizing the blend control (NOT a master tone control) you can get an incredible amount of variety and truly dial in the perfect sound.
Nobody treats used guitars as we do at The Music Gallery! Every trade-in goes through an inspection, cleaning, restring and set up before being put out on sale. We even put guitars with bad frets through our Plek machine if need be. If this service piques your interest learn more here or give us a call!