Fender Custom Shop 70th Anniversary Broadcaster Left Handed – Time Capsule – Blonde

$ 4277.26

Left Handed Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster in Time Capsule package.

Overall, this is a highly impressive guitar, extremely well constructed and very versatile, you will not be disappointed. To find a Lefty Custom Shop Broadcaster is somewhat a rarity, this guitar is in amazing condition with only a couple of small dents (see pictures) and some superficial play marks. This guitar was made to be played and comes with 2 control assemblies, factory fitted with the ’51 modded Nocaster wiring with the Blender pot in the bridge switch position and also a more modern Fat 50’s control assembly for those that want the more standard Tele functionality.

Comes with Certificate of Authenticity, Shop Traveler, Ash Tray cover, Fender Fat 50’s Standard wiring setup and Fender Custom Shop Tweed hard-case.

Happy to freight this Worldwide, I’ve sent several guitars overseas (lefties of course) and I’m pretty fussy about packing and boxing them right.



Fender changed the music world forever in October 1950 with the first dual-pickup electric Spanish guitar—the Broadcaster®. The instrument vaulted Fender into the mainstream of electric guitar, with gorgeous features and smart innovations including an ash body with a translucent blonde nitrocellulose finish, sturdy maple neck with rear-installed truss rod for solid stability (with a walnut “skunk stripe”), single-ply black phenolic pickguard, two loud-and-clear pickups and versatile wiring for three distinctive tone settings. Revolutionary as it was, however, the Broadcaster was short-lived—produced only for a couple of months until January 1951 because of an already-existing trademark on the name held by the Gretsch guitar company.

The Custom Shop has resurrected this famously rare guitar in honor of its 70th anniversary. The Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster has a two-piece select ash body with off-center seam, available in four different Custom Shop aging packages—NOS Time Capsule, Journeyman Relic®, Relic and Heavy Relic—all finished in the original “flash coat” lacquer. The one-piece rift-sawn maple neck has a 1950 Broadcaster profile, 7.25”-9.5” vintage compound-radius fingerboard and 21 medium vintage frets. Other features include hand-wound ’50-’51 Blackguard pickups with ’51 modded “Nocaster” wiring (similar to the original, with blender pot and slightly brighter rhythm setting in the neck position). The guitar comes with a “case candy” kit containing a 70th-anniversary neck plate, Fat ’50s control assembly. It also includes a deluxe hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.


Model Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster (Telecaster) Time Capsule Nocaster Blonde

Builder Fender Custom Shop

Year 2021

Body Wood One Piece Sort for Lightweight Ash

Finish Type Nitro Lacquer

Finish Color Nocaster Blonde – Time Capsule

Neck Wood Rift Sawn Maple

Neck Carve ’50 Broadcaster® “U”

Scale Length 25.5”

Neck Dimensions .925” – 1.000”

Neck Radius 7.25″ to 9.5″ Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)

Frets 21 – Medium Vintage / 47095

Nut Width 1.630”

Nut Material Bone

Neck Finish Tinted Flash Coat Lacquer

Inlays Black Dot

Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’50-’51 Blackguard

Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’50-’51 Blackguard

Pickguard 1-Ply Black Phenolic

Hardware Chrome

Bridge 3-Saddle ’50 Broadcaster® with Brass Saddles

Tuners Vintage Style

Controls Volume, Blend, 3-way Blade (P1.Bridge PU w/Blender, P2.Neck PU w/Volume, P3.Neck PU w/Volume, 10K Resistor and .001uF Capacitor)

Case Fender Custom Shop G&G Tweed Hardshell Case