A musical revolution began in 1950 when Leo Fender's solid-bodied Broadcaster hit the market. A slab of ash with a bolt-on maple neck and two steel guitar pickups, the Broadcaster brought electric guitars to the masses in a design that was made to be mass-produced — and would go on to become an icon of rock and country music. Only about 250 Broadcasters would be made before a trademark infringement caused a short run of "Nocasters" before Fender finally settled on Telecaster for the guitar, and the rest is history. Celebrating 70 years of making the guitar the most popular instrument on the planet, the 70th Anniversary Broadcaster recreates the original down to the smallest detail. A U-shaped maple neck with 21 frets, blonde finish, and phenolic black pickguard just like the original are all there. Custom shop Blackguard pickups, a unique anniversary neckplate, and even a wiring kit to recreate the original blend circuit of the original are all included, making this a slightly more affordable way to own an American classic.