Fender’s Squier brand has dropped another load of FSR models, following on from the Classic Vibe ’60s Esquires earlier this week. You can now pick up a great-looking new Bullet Competition Mustang, HSS Stratocaster as well as a Classic Vibe 60s Custom Tele in hot, fruity colours.
Fender and Squier FSR (Fender Special Run) models are all limited releases. What’s really nice about these new Squier FSR models is the colour palette for each model. There are some real eye-catchers amongst the crowd. Squier’s new Bullet Competition Mustang is fitted out with racing stripes that I think look rather fetching. You can get this model in either Daphne Blue with Orange stripes or Black with Shoreline Gold stripes. Then we have the two hard-tail HSS Stratocasters in either Sea Foam Green model or 2-Tone Sunburst finishes. And last but not least, Fender is adding two Classic Vibe 60s Custom Telecasters in Candy Apple Green and Candy Tangerine finishes, which are both very hot.
Bullet Competition Mustang
This short-scale 24″scale length Squier Bullet Competition Mustang* has two humbuckers, a six-saddle hardtail bridge, a C profile maple neck with a 12″ radius Indian laurel fingerboard and a lightweight poplar body. The two colour schemes on this model both look equally good, I think. They harken back to the classic vintage Mustang competition stripe models that are highly sought after.
These two Squier HSS Stratocasters* are both hard-tail models with poplar bodies, a C-profile maple neck with laurel 9.5″ radius fingerboards as well as medium-jumbo frets. You have all-black hardware and plastics on the 2-Tone Sunburst model and all-white on the Seafoam Green version. I prefer the 2-Tone version; the blacked-out hardware and plastic looks badass!
Classic Vibe 60s Custom Telecaster
If you like super-hot. juicy colour schemes, then these two Classic Vibe 60s Custom Telecaster models will be right up your street. The Candy Tangerine and Candy Apple Green variations both have nato bodies and double binding, with a maple neck finished in vintage-tinged yellowing lacquer and a 9.5″ radius Indian Laurel fretboard. The hardware is nickel, including traditional three-saddle bridge and vintage-style tuners. Also included are narrow-tall frets and a bone nut.
These models have Alnico pickups with standard Telecaster wiring, so expect plenty of Tele-twang from both these guitars.
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- Bullet Competition Mustang Daphne Blue with Orange stripes: Thomann
- Bullet Competition Mustang Black and Shorelin Gold Stripes: Thomann
- HSS Stratocasters 2-Tone Sunburst: Thomann
- HSS Stratocasters Seafoam Green: Thomann
- Classic Vibe 60s Custom Tele Candy Tangerine: Fender
- Classic Vibe 60s Custom Tele Candy Apple Green: Fender