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A sure way to tell these two early guitars apart is that Broadcasters have truss rods, whereas all 1950 Esquires have no truss rod.
In 1937 Gretsch had trademarked the name "Broad Kaster" for a line of drums and after advertising the Broadcaster in music trade papers in February 1951, Gretsch took notice and sent Fender a telegram asking them to change their name.
So I bought a '52 telecaster reissue when I was a very dumb, very naive 19 year old. (One had individual saddles and the other had shared saddles- although these might not be the correct technical terms)Anyway- some 14 years later I get an urge to switch out the bridge, so I bring it in to the shop.
If you are looking to buy or sell your Telecaster then the date is vital, this helps provide a provenance or authentic record for the guitar in question and that is one of the key factors which dictates its value.The AV52 uses the old 1952 method of serialisation, which means it has a serial on the bridgeplate. Thing is: if you replace the bridge, you remove the serial as well. The best place to start if you're new is right below in our "Rules" section. G&L instruments produced since mid-2010 are shipped with a Custom Build Specifications sheet which includes the date the instrument was completed.The first Fender solid body model, the Esquire, lasted (in name only) from April 1950 to October 1950 before it was replaced by the "Broadcaster", which lasted (in name only) from the October 1950 to January 1951.The majority of Broadcasters are dated November 1950.