Fender LTD Edition Master Built Kyle McMillin 70th Annie Broadcaster Relic Electric Guitar - Nocaster Blonde


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 months until January 1951 because of an already-existing trademark on the name held by the Fred Gretsch Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Now, for 2020 alone, the Custom Shop has resurrected this famously rare guitar in honor of its 70th anniversary. The Masterbuilt Kyle McMillin 70th Anniversary Broadcaster has a  one piece select ash body, available in the Relic Custom shop aging, 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 traditional “Broadcaster” wiring. The guitar comes with a “case candy” kit containing a 70th anniversary neck plate, Fat ’50s control assembly and original Broadcaster sales flyer reprint. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

  • Serial Number: R10835
  • Weight: 6.8 lbs
  • Model Name: LTD 70th Annie BroadCaster Relic #MBKM
  • Country Of Origin: US
  • Color: Nocaster Blonde
  • Body: Ash
  • Body Finish: Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Broadcaster
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: '51 Nocaster CC/Rel
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.50" Compound Radius 
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Frets Size: Medium Vintage
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.630" 
  • Position Inlays: Micarta Black .250
  • Truss Rods: '50s
  • Bridge Pickup: Handwound 50-51 Blackguard Relic
  • Neck Pickup: Handwound 50-51 Blackguard Neck Relic
  • Controls: Master Volume , Tone 1. 
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup w/ Blender. Position 2. Neck Pickup w/ Volume. Position 3. Neck Pickup w/ Volume 10k Resistor and .001uF Capacitor
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Bridge: Tele '51-'54 WO PU Relic
  • Hardware Finish: Relic
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Fender Logo Relic
  • Pickguard: '51 Nocaster Relic
  • Control Knobs: 1950 Broadcaster Relic
  • Accessories: Hardshell Tweed Case, Certificate of Authenticity, 70th Anniversary Neckplate, Broadcaster "Case Candy" with Lawsuit Files, Fender Custom Shop Strap, Cleaning Cloth, Fat 50 Tele Assembly, Ashtray Bridge Cover, Original Broadcaster sales flyer reprint

Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, Fender

Type: Electric