The 1986 catalog pics show the new Tokai logo, need to determine if this happened earlier than 1986.
Important Points Link To US Site designed and maintained by Edward Cullen.
The majority of Broadcasters are dated November 1950.
All Broadcasters have truss rods, where all 1950 Esquires have no truss rod.
When the Corona plant was started up, only the Vintage Reissue Stratocaster models were first produced (between late 1985 through 1986).All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners.All material contained within is the property of the Tokai Guitar Registry. I purchased this Telecaster brand new and I remember the transaction at a San Diego Dealer. Please respond ASAP, as I have other related Fender issues tied into this issue.Therefore Fender was forced to drop the name Broadcaster.Starting in February 1951, Fender cut the word "Broadcaster" off of their headstock decals. But, Other Person who seems to be quite knowledgable about Fender guitars told me that I have a 1982, not a 1978 Telecaster. If he is accurate and I am way-off-base wrong, then I have to rethink my decisions as which guitars to keep and which to sell. I pulled my listing for my Telecaster off EBay as I thought I might keep it and get a perfect "sister" Telecaster as a backup.At that time, Fender USA was still trying to get back up on its feet after the CBS buyout, as USA quality under CBS ownership let their standards really slip.until the new factory was built in Corona, California.