We take a look at the 3 brand new Fender FSR 2017 American Professional Silverburst guitars which have just been announced!
Whenever Fender decide to release a new FSR collection, we all get super excited! The highly limited Fender FSR Guitar
range is the culmination of superb craftmanship and innovative design with a focus on playability and sound quality. They also look unbelievable too! The FSR 2017 American pro Silverburst Collection features 3 amazing models in the form of a HSS Stratocaster, Telecaster Deluxe and American professional Jazzmaster all in a really cool Silverburst colour scheme. Each guitar features an expertly selected Alder body, Maple neck with Modern “Deep C” shape and Ebony fingerboard as well as some expertly crafted Fender pickups. Let’s take a closer look.
Fender FSR American Professional Stratocaster HSS, Silverburst
The Fender Stratocaster gets the awesome Silverburst treatment as well as an array of fat sounding pickups to create a mean tone machine ideal for professional guitarists who want to stand out on stage and on record. The Fender FSR American Professional Stratocaster HSS, Silverburst
is a work of art! The fat sounding Shawbucker pickup in the bridge provides all that full-bodied humbucker goodness, whilst the two brand new V-Mod pickups in the middle and neck position allow you to take full advantage of that classic Stratocaster sound. These brand new single coil pickups designed by the legendary Tim Shaw, have been voiced specifically for each position. The V-Mod single coils utilise a mixture of Alnico magnet types to produce powerful, nuanced tones that are entirely unique to these guitars, yet retain all that fender DNA we’ve come to love. A 5-way pickup selector makes pickup switching easy and provides the opportunity to blend your sound just the way you like it.
The treble bleed circuitry allows you to retain all that high-end Stratocaster clarity even when you roll back the volume – making it a great guitar for those who need a tonally nuanced workhorse. The all new modern “Deep C”-shaped neck makes longer playing sessions even more comfortable, especially when coupled with the narrow-tall frets that make bends and chords a joy to play. A satin urethane finish on the back of the neck ensures there’s no “sticky” feeling when those gigs get hot, too!
A 2-point synchronized tremolo with bent steel saddles and pop-in tremolo arm, aged white plastic control knobs and ebony fretboard all contribute to the stunning look of the Fender FSR American Professional Stratocaster HSS, Silverburst. We can’t wait to get hold of it.
Fender FSR American Professional Telecaster Deluxe, Silverburst
Since it was first created in 1973, the Telecaster Deluxe has been favoured by musicians of all genres and appeared on everything from pop punk albums to the most brutal metal records. The Telecaster Deluxe adds a touch of girth to the traditional Telecaster twang and bite thanks to the addition of a pair of humbucker pickups, resulting in a flexible, nuanced and powerful sound.
The Fender FSR American Professional Telecaster Deluxe, Silverburst
includes a pair of rich-sounding ShawBucker humbucking pickups that have been voiced specifically for each position within the guitar. These new designs provide a brand new sound yet retain all the Fender DNA that we’ve come to know and love.
As with the entire Fender FSR 2017 Silverburst range, the Telecaster Deluxe features treble bleed circuitry to retain all the high-end clarity at lower volumes – ideal for blues players.
A newly designed modern “Deep C”-shaped neck profile feels amazing in your hand, especially with the addition of a satin urethane finish on the back of the neck – no more slippery chord changes. Narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings and the ebony fretboard feels better each time you play it.
Fender FSR American Professional Jazzmaster, Silverburst
The Fender FSR American Professional Jazzmaster, Silverburst
features an array of new appointments that will both excite existing Jazzmaster fans and certainly create an array of new ones. The offset body has been crafted out of resonant and rich Alder tonewood and the fingerboard represents the new style of rosewood-free guitars from Fender and utilises an Ebony fretboard. The bridge is a 9.5 inch radius Jazzmaster/Jaguar bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo with tremolo lock button and screw-in tremolo arm to provide that coveted Jazzmaster warble when prompted.
Both the tremolo and bridge have been improved this year to incorporate the screw-in arm and brass Mustang saddles to stabilize your strings – creating a far more reliable option for those that like to ride the trem!
You have 2 V-Mod Jazzmaster pickups at your disposal to kick out that hot, vintage inspired tone, providing all the punch and definition that has made the Jazzmaster so famous. A treble bleed tone circuit retains the tone at lower volumes and the new modern “Deep C”-shaped neck profile is a joy to play.
Check out the full Fender FSR 2017 Silverburst American Professional Collection
over at PMT Online and coming soon to stores. To reserve your guitar call our team on 0151 448 2089