The Squier Venus (commonly known as Fender Vista Venus) is a signature series guitar released in 1997 and co-designed by Courtney Love in conjunction with Fender's Squier brand, under the Vista series. At the time of its release, Love was only one of two female musicians to have her own signature series of guitars; the other woman being Bonnie Raitt.
Its shape was said to be based on Mercury, Stratocaster and Rickenbacker solidbody guitars. It was released in two configurations, six or twelve string with the latter being referred to as the Venus XII. Colors available included black, sunburst and surf green. Surf green was named after paint code #57 (surf green) from Chevrolet circa 1957. This colour configuration was outlined in the Fender catalogue in 1997. Upon its original release, the Venus retailed for USD $699.99 and the Venus XII for $999.99. Price included a Fender gig bag. It was discontinued at the end of 1998.