1949 Broadcaster

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  1. Structo

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    Sorry if this has been posted before but it's a great story from the Fender lore.

     
  2. Lemon Crush

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    Wowza!

    And in red too! Will watch later.
     
  3. ssdeluxe

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    I love this stuff! amazing how things began...........different time....so cool.
     
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    So cool. I love how he admits it's for sale, but clearly hopes he gets to keep it.
     
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    That was extremely interesting, thanks very much

    And yeah totally great, basically its for sale but please please dont buy it

    Wonder how much he is asking
     
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    Very cool, thanks for posting. In the mid 80's I was fortunate to play Broadcaster #0017. It was a fantastic instrument, truly dripping with vibe.
     
  8. Structo

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    Yeah, I was expecting a blond or butterscotch blackguard and was surprised when he got it out of the case.
    Is that Dakota red?
    He says Studebaker but I think all the car companies used the same type of paint in that period.
    No pickguard to boot!
    Funny that the "amp man" used it as a junk guitar to test the amps coming off the line.
     
  9. CharAznable

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    I have a 1954 Deluxe.... to think that this guitar was plugged into it at some point...
     
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    very cool thanks for posting it. chelsea guitars is a very cool little spot. I stopped by there a couple of years ago by accident when I was just walking around NY city burning time.

    I just went on there website to see what he was selling the broadcaster for and found he's selling jeff buckley's telecaster!! very cool spot
     
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    the machine, of course...
    thank you. awesome. i could watch stuff like this all day!!!:aok:aok:aok
     
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    Thanks for sharing; great story and guitar -- everytime he slid it across the top of that case, I kept going, "Don't! That's another scratch!" lol Love the handwritten note by Fullerton as well.
     
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    Scrape it across the case a couple more times.
     
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    I know someone who has a 59 black beauty and has had it since the 70's. To see him treat it like any old guitar is priceless!

    After all, that's what it is, his old guitar.
     
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    I have some nice guitars that I treat the same way... but damn. The sensitive mic sure doesn't help.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing! Geez! But a ding from 1964 and 2012 are still just dings.
     
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    Seriously! :facepalm
     
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    wow, very cool, looks like it had a pickguard on it at some point in time
     

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