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I'm thinking about buying a G&L Broadcaster. This was the original ASAT. <900 of them were made. Guitar is mint with paperwork and original case. All original in guitar. Thoughts?
Neither Fender nor Gretsch stopped G&L from making the Broadcaster (although, as you say, Fender did stop G&L from producing Leo Fender signature guitars). Although apparently Leo and George Fullerton did not know it themselves (they did fully expect to get complaints) at the time G&L started making the guitar, neither Fender nor Gretsch held the trademark rights to the Broadcaster name. It just became too impractible for Leo to inspect and sign each and every guitar.it says "broadcaster" on the guitar? that should make it more valuable, as fender put the legal kibosh on g&l rather quickly when they came out. same with any g&ls that have "leo fender" written on them anywhere.