SOLD - Fender Master Built Carlos Lopez 70th Anniversary Broadcaster - USA 2020
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The Fender Master Built 70th Anniversary Carlos Lopez Broadcaster is a limited-edition electric guitar that was released in 2020 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fender Broadcaster, which was later renamed the Telecaster.
The guitar was crafted by celebrated Fender Master builder - Carlos Lopez. It features a lightweight ash body with a thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish in a classic blonde colour. The neck is made of maple and features a comfortable "U" shape and a 9.5" radius fingerboard with 21 narrow-tall frets.
The guitar is equipped with two custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard single-coil pickups that deliver authentic vintage Telecaster tones. It also features a three-way pickup selector switch, a modern Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles, and vintage-style tuners.
Other features of the guitar include a 70th anniversary neck plate, a custom leather strap, a deluxe hardshell case, and a certificate of authenticity and all candy. Only 70 of these guitars were made, making them highly sought after by collectors and players alike.
- Body Material: Lightweight Ash
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Color: Blonde
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Shape: '50 Broadcaster "U"
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: Narrow Tall
- Nut Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard Single-Coil
- Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard Single-Coil
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Neck Plate: 70th Anniversary
- Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Hardshell Tweed Case
- Accessories: Custom Leather Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
Playing this Carlos Lopez Broadcaster is like stepping back in time and experiencing the classic Telecaster sound and feel in all its glory. The neck's smooth, comfortable '50 Broadcaster "U" shape invites your hand to explore every inch of the fretboard with ease, allowing you to effortlessly play everything from crisp, twangy licks to fat, bluesy bends.
When you plug in this guitar, the Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard single-coil pickups transport you to the heart of the Telecaster sound, with all the twang, snap, and bite that made the original Broadcaster a legend. Whether you're playing through a clean amp or a cranked-up tube stack, the pickups' dynamic response and rich harmonic overtones bring your playing to life, making each note burst with character and personality.
Overall, this exquisite guitar inspires you to play your best, whether you're laying down a rhythm track, weaving a lead line, or exploring the full range of tonal possibilities this versatile instrument has to offer. With its impeccable craftsmanship, classic looks, and timeless sound, this guitar is truly a work of art that will inspire you for years to come.