The Fender FSR Made in Japan series has now become a coveted range that players, collectors and touring musicians search high and low for. But why FSR? Aside from the fact there are only a few models available, it comes down to the combination of unusual finishes and tonewoods used in a variety of ways different ways that makes each individual handmade-in-japan guitar unique! This is why players put these guitars in such a high demand and why you should seriously consider making an FSR your next Fender purchase!
No prizes for guessing what guitar this reminded us of! Let’s just say it would look out of place having three initials carved into the scratchplate…
So legendary Japanese build quality meets American design heritage with this Classic 60’s Strat. Fender has gone vintage with the spec for this: Alder body, Maple neck with a Rosewood board, vintage radius & frets and vintage pickups and trem. The gold hardware mightn’t have been seen on many Strats from the ’60s but it sets off the finish beautifully!
Gold parts accompany the various colors of the TRADITIONAL 60s Stratocaster, enhancing the beauty of the instrument. Brilliantly smooth Stratocaster single-coil pickup is mounted on an alder body.
These Hybrid models perfectly mesh the new with the old by taking famous Fender looks and adding player friendly modern specifications. This Stratocaster features 250 mm radius, medium jumbo frets, vintage-style locking tuners to a satin-finished neck. The recognizable alder body is upgraded with Vintage US pickups, a 5-way switch and a 2-point tremolo with vintage style saddles.
The Fender FSR Japan Classic ’60s Stratocaster is a great guitar with a unique look and feel. The Fender Vintage Style single coils give classic strat tones that can switch between funky, soulful and rocking at a flick of the pickup selector. Aged plastics give it a classic look. If you want a stunning Stratocaster at a fair price, look no further than the Fender FSR Japan Classic ’60s Stratocaster.
This Hybrid models perfectly mesh the new with the old by taking famous Fender looks and adding player friendly modern specifications. A time-honored alder body is upgraded with American Vintage ’58 pickups and a 4-way switch which allows for placing both pickups in either series or parallel. The neck has a smooth satin finish, vintage locking tuners along with a 250 mm radius and medium jumbo frets.
Originally released as a student model in the US, its lightweight and compact profile matched the needs of Japanese players, making it a long-running hit. Original alnico pickups deliver the one and only Mustang sound quite different from Strats and Teles. These model feature matching headstocks.