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Posted August 10, 2017 by James in Blog
 
 

Fender FSR ’50s Stratocaster and Telecaster Guitars

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ender’s FSR (Fender Special Run) releases have provided some great (and often very affordable) guitars in recent years. You can read our review of the Fender FSR Telecaster to see just how sweet these instruments can be.

p-90

“soap bar” style P-90

Well, lucky us, Fender have announced some new FSR models. A ’50s inspired Stratocaster and Telecaster, the Tele featuring P-90s. For those unaware a P-90 is a pickup that was originally introduced by Gibson in the late 40’s. It is often described as having a thicker sound when compared to a Fender style single coil pickup.

tele fsrFender FSR ’50s Telecaster

The new Fender has a soap bar style P-90, paried with an American Vintage ’58 bridge pickup. The body is ash, with a maple neck and fretboard. It has a vintage “ash tray” style bridge and chrome saddles. It is offered in Lake Placid Blue right now, with a tortoiseshell pickguard.

strat fsrFender FSR ’50s Stratocaster

The strat edition of this ’50s inspired offering comes with an alder body, maple neck and fretboard. It has a vintage style tremelo and is offered in a dazzling Fiesta red finish. Gold hardware completes the bling.

These guitars won’t be around for long, as FSR models are limited run and become quite rate to acquire.

Check this link to see when the new FSR models may become available.

 

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