The majority of Broadcasters are dated November 1950.
All Broadcasters have truss rods, where all 1950 Esquires have no truss rod.
The patent numbers on the logo are now 2,573,254 & 2,741,146 & 2,960,900 & 3,143,028.
Another change that Fender made was using Pearloid dots instead of the so-called clay dots as fret markers on the neck.
Tele Custom introduced with 3 layer celluloid mint green pickguard.
Starting in 1959, Fender introduced a new model, the Telecaster Custom.
The first Fender solid body model, the Esquire, lasted (in name only) from April 1950 to October 1950.
Mid 1955 Telecaster : Staggered pole pickup in treble position. Mid 1956 Telecaster : String tree changes from round button to "butterfly" clip.
Therefore Fender was forced to drop the name Broadcaster.
Starting in February 1951, Fender cut the word "Broadcaster" off of their headstock decals.
It was the same as a standard Tele except it came in three color sunburst, and the body is bound.
1960 Telecaster : Strings anchor thru the body again. 1963 Telecaster : 3 layer celluloid mint green pickguard on all models.