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Thoughts on this grain pattern on my new Broadcaster

THiwaTT

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Just unpacked this 70th anniversary Broadcaster

I got it open box and bought blind but was pleasantly surprised by the low-ish 7.5lb weight

not sure that I dig the weird blueish lines in the grain pattern, but I normally do not have translucent finishes so perhaps I’m more sensitive to this

what do you think? Normal or weird looking?

the only other one that I could swap for is full price and .6 lbs heavier



 

Family Man

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Like other's have stated, it's that way by design. Ash is a porous wood. Fender used a dark (probably black) grain filler to further contrast the grain so it would come through the translucent finish. I love them that way. I'm actually building a Tele Deluxe right now with this very method.
 

mikebu

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It looks just like my 60th anniversary american standard telecaster.

I wish mine had a bridge like yours instead of the six saddle.

Looks great...
 

burchyk

That's just like my opinion, man
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Does it play and sound as good as it looks? You won't be seeing that back very often anyway..
 

SinglecutGuy

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I’ll pile on to the masses and agree as well, that it looks beautiful. Seeing the grain through the wood is such a gorgeous thing. It’s ok if you don’t like it, but don’t for a minute think it looks “off” or bad. It’s fantastic.
 

coffeecupman

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Those lines are going to look GREAT when the guitar finish ages.

It already looks good, but I think the lines just look a bit strange with the fresh paint job.

If that's nitro, you're going to be laughing.
 




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