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What Does FSR Mean?



By

Michael Carey



“When will you be getting this back in stock?” It’s probably the question I am asked most often working at Kenny’s Music, and in the case of Fender and Squier FSR guitars, the sad fact is that the answer is probably “never”. In this blog I’m going to very briefly explain what “FSR” means, and then I’m going to show you some of my favourites which ARE (currently at least) available!


So What Does FSR Mean?


Literally, FSR stands for “Fender Special Run”, which, in a nutshell, is fancy Fender talk for a very limited edition instrument. These guitars are generally based off of standard Fender models, such and the player series, although you will also get them right through to Squier Affinity and Bullet models. These will normally be standard factory spec, but will have been produced in an unusual finish for a very limited run and then will almost never be revisited. What this basically means is, you can pick up a limited edition Fender for only a little more than standard RRP.

So now that we’re all on the same page, let’s have a look at some of the FSR stuff we currently have in stock or inbound!

Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster MN White with Black Pickguard


As I said before, spec wise this is a standard Bullet Telecaster, but with the white finish and black scratchplate, it just looks that little bit classier than your usual entry level Squier guitar.



Squier FSR Classic Vibe '60s Mustang, Laurel Fingerboard, Lake Placid Blue


Who doesn’t love a Mustang?!?! Well I do, and in Lake Placid Blue (which was originally a GM/Cadillac colour from the late 50’s) this thing looks like it’s been plucked straight out of the past.



Squier FSR Contemporary Active Jazz Bass V, Olive Satin


The contemporary stuff can be a little bit out there from Squier, and with those humbuckers, that roasted maple neck (druels a little) and that olive satin finish, this is definitely something a bit special.



Squier FSR Classic Vibe Bass VI, Laurel Fingerboard, Parchment Pickguard, Matching Headstock, Shell Pink


The absolute, unquestioned, hands down winner for me. The Bass VI is almost a limited edition instrument in its own right, having been made on and off since the 1960’s. But in a shell pink finish with matching headstock, this guitar/bass hybrid is frankly stunning, and I really need someone to buy it and save me from myself.



I could go on, and on frankly because these guitars tend to be the coolest looking in Fenders line up at any given time. So if you are looking at this blog in the far flung future and none of the above instruments are still in stock, click “here” to see what we do have available. But please, don’t ask when they’ll be coming back in...


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