Fender Bronco

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A Brief History

Produced from 1967 to 1981, the Fender Bronco shares the same shape and feel of the Fender Mustang but only had the bridge position single coil pickup and what was once considered the worst of Leo Fender's bridge designs. This unique tremolo bridge features six adjustable saddles, spring suspension, and a removable trem bar. Although notable guitarists such as Alex Turner of the Arctic monkeys have picked them up in recent years (even the bridge has received a new, fair shake), they remain an obscure find in pawn shops and other second-hand dealers. Complete guitars sell upwards of $700 US or more. Original parts like bridges, pickups, and even knobs auction at what would seem unlikely prices for an instrument that was never thought popular

The Bronco Headstock

right left The headstock and neck were the exact same as used for all shortscale Fenders built at the time. Same shape, same feel, same headstock size, same F-keys...everything. However, Fender/CBS did get creative from time to time and offered a slightly different style/size decal for the Bronco.


Model Name: Bronco

Body Solid, alder
Finish polyester lacquer
Neck 1-piece maple, bolt-on
Fingerboard Indian rosewood; pearloid dot markers
Number of Frets 22
Pickguard White pearloid/black/white plastic laminate
Bridge Fender steel vibrato tailpiece, chrome
Nut Plastic
Tuners Fender, enclosed, chrome
Pickups One, Fender single coil
Controls Master tone, master volume
Scale Length 24 inches
Body Width at Lower Bout 12 inches
Body Depth 1 1/2 inches
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