My guitar collection - G&L

 
 

To complete the set of Broadcasters, here one with a “Black Krome” Kahler™ 2320 flat mount fine-tuner floating vibrato and a 7½” radius ebony fingerboard. It is one of only 57 Broadcasters with such a vibrato unit. In all, so far 18 of them are registered as Rarebirds on the Guitars by Leo (GbL) website. As a true Broadcaster, it has a soft maple body, 2 Jumbo Magnetic Field Design (MFD) pickups, single-ply plastic pickguard, black powder-coated aluminum control panel with the Broadcaster wiring harness consisting of a 3-position pickup selector, volume control, and tone control, hard-rock maple neck, and black G&L branded closed tuning machines. Check the GbL Registry  for the list of known Serial Numbers.

 

Broadcaster w/Kahler & ebony fingerboard

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Not in the collection yet. A Broadcaster with S/N BC00936 was a long time candidate. It changed owners 4 times between April 2015 and April 2019 but clearly shows a [19]85 date stamp spilling out from underneath the inspection sticker in the neck pocket. This in violation of pointer 14 on how to detect a “fake Broadcaster”. Is it hence  replica? In my eyes, yes. Which is why I passed on it all 4 times. Or does the presence of the Kahler unit also explain the date stamp? Possibly. Again, Dale’s sales log would be the ultimate arbiter. S/N BC00936 may be my loss. So I am still looking for a prime exemplar.

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D’Addario EXL110 Nickel Wound Regular Light (10-46)