1950 FenderBroadcaster – Blond

We have a truly historic guitar for you here, as this incredible 1950 Fender Broadcaster in Blond comes to us from the collection of The Who bassist, John Entwhistle! This guitar is even photographed and featured in his book, “Bass Culture: The John Entwistle Collection” labeled on page 44 as his oldest guitar. Because this is a first-year example it features very early appointments, slot head screws throughout, and even a maple truss rod plug at the nut when the vast majority of Fender instruments received one in walnut! This neck was refretted, and also refinished to make sure it had many more years of music left! The refin job is pro and seems to have been done a long time ago, evidenced by its wear.

Overall Condition:  7, general wear and weather checking


  • Finish Details: Blond, Original except for professional neck refinish, Good Condition, Wear marks throughout the body and neck
  • Body Material: Ash
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fretboard Material: Maple
  • Neck Profile: Full C
  • Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 6.04K B: 10.24K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original except frets, Good Condition, Patina and wear
  • Nut Width: 1-5/8"
  • Includes: Original Thermometer Case

Sku: F081


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We’d be happy to give you an in-hand description of the guitar. All of our guitars are properly set up by John Bertsche, our brilliant guitar tech, and will be professionally packed with care.