Fender Broadcaster for $5-7k estimate at Christie's.

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  1. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    I was browsing more of the lots. They seemed low too. I guess it is a tactic to get people going.
     
  3. Cody

    Cody Well, look who’s undead! Silver Supporting Member

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    I suspect that it helps their reputation/future business when they can show that things ends up selling for far more than the "estimated value".
     
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    I didnt think there was a sunburst broadcaster. Must be refinished.
     
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    It says "POSSIBLY A BROADCASTER" and "The headstock bearing a later applied decal Fender BROADCASTER"....

    :YinYang
     
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    Or possibly a Rainmaker Special. It's impossible to say. :) With the relic'ing and information on the net these days, I'd need some pretty hard proof that it ever was a Broadcaster. Looking at it, it has just as good a chance of being made in '01 from parts as it does '51. As far as pricing goes, when they did the Clapton auction, all kinds of stuff (straps included) were est. at 5k. I think the lowest item went for 20-25k.
     
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    "The headstock bearing a later applied decal Fender BROADCASTER and bearing the inscription in pencil at the end of the neck T.G. 10 1 49, the brigde bearing the serial number 0423, the finish is later"

    Refinned 1949?

    Jeff
     
  8. 24loar

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    ....the TG would be Taddeo Gomez who worked at Fender in the early days but the neck could be from early 50's and then decaled after that......hmmmmm.....I would steer clear without a GOOD hands on view from an expert.....
     

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