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June 2017 Giveaway

Nocaster

Originally, Leo Fender named his first solidbody guitar the Broadcaster, which made sense, as televisions were popping up all over the country in people’s homes. However, Gretsch had a drum set with the same name. In the spirit of cooperation, Leo agreed to rename his guitar. So, for a short period, the part of the Fender decal that said “Broadcaster” was cut off before being applied. Eventually, Leo came up with the Telecaster name, but today there are still some examples of the early Teles that have no name on them, only the Fender logo. These guitars have come to be called “Nocasters.” An original Nocaster would be a huge prize for any collector, as they are quite rare today.

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