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What resellers get Fender special runs?

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  1. Green Sub

    Green Sub Strat-Talker

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    I have a desire for a Fender Player Series in natural ash.

    What resellers get special runs?

    I realize this may take years or may never happen at all.

    I just don't want to miss the run if it ever happens.

    So I know to monitor Guitar Center and Sweetwater.

    Who else should I add to my list?
     
  2. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

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    The Vintera 70’s strat comes in natural ash. I just ordered one in Sienna Sunburst! But I almost went with natural.
     
  3. Antstrat

    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    wildwood guitars, great people and they do get special runs from Fender.
     
  4. John C

    John C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Pretty much any dealer could get a special run; Guitar Center/Musician's Friend gets them all the time (across all of Fender model lines), as does AMS. As @Antstrat says Wildwood gets the special run AV Thin Skins. Plus Wildwood has a lot of special runs from the Custom Shop.
     
  5. Antstrat

    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Wildwood's a very dangerous to the pocketbook website to look at!
     
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  6. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    I've bought a few FSRs Srats and Limited Editions SGs over the years. Some runs only last a few months or less, and others seem to run for years, lol

    Guitar Center
    Sam Ash
    ZZSounds
    Musicians Friend
    AMS
    CME

    ..and many others. You just never know, have to keep an eye out.
     
  7. integra evan

    integra evan Strat-O-Master

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    Small stores that are five star fender dealers will get the FSRs too...they won't get a specific model but they'll get the FSRs that Guitar Center won't get.
     
  8. Deathray

    Deathray Strat-Talker

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    I love my FSR Olive Player Series Tele from Chicago Music Exchange

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  9. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Some of these "Small" stores also have exclusive one offs. Like Austin Bazaar Music's amazing 2013 run of Tangerine Strats and Tele's with , in both maple and rosewood. I believe they were the only ones to market this model.

    https://www.austinbazaar.com/blog/fender-tangerine-stratocaster-and-telecaster-fsr-tangerine/

    ..and yeah, I got one. :D

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    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster

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    I think they just had this guitar on special pricing last month
     
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    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Love that Olive.
    That would make a great base for a WWII Jeep or aircraft design.
     
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  12. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Mouth breathin' knuckle dragger Strat-Talk Supporter

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    willcuttguitars.com

    zzounds.com
     
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    Yes. Willcutt in Lexington KY. Bought a few guitars there over the years. In Tallahassee now and saw your reply and felt a little homesick. :( Go Big Blue
     
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  14. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It is my understanding that many FSR models are made for some of the large dealers in the color , quantity , and specifications that they order from Fender .
     
  15. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Or dealers order and they are supplied according to whatever formula Fender use, so they only get a few, which seems to happen here.
     
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    Long and McQuade in Canada gets special runs.
     
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  17. Class A Knob

    Class A Knob Senior Stratmaster

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    Chicago Music Exchange has some legit "CME Spec" guitars
     
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    Class A Knob Senior Stratmaster

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    https://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/pages/cme-spec-fender-custom-shop-guitars
     
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    I bought my Road Worn there, and they did the fret-leveling/setup on my AO.
     
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  20. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR I appreciate, therefore I am... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I do my own “one-off” special runs...

    Here’s my Fender AxemanVR Signature “1956 Clone”:

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    My Fender AxemanVR Signature “Blackie”:

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    And my Fender AxemanVR Signature “HSH”:

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    ...all for sale at very exorbitant prices! *(Buy all three and save on shipping though)! Prices include exclusive "Hefty Ultra Strong" gig bags ;):

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