Squier Stratocaster

The Squier Stratocaster is a tried and tested favourite for first-time Electric Guitar players around the world. Much like its Fender counterparts, the Squier Strat features an iconic double-cutaway body, 3 pickups and a host of classic finishes to choose from.

Why choose a Squier Stratocaster?

Because if you're a fan of the classic rock ‘n’ roll sound and want to pick up and play, the chances are a good Squier Stratocaster will fit the bill. Famous Stratocaster players from the recent past include Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck, to name just a few from thousands across the globe.

Squier Stratocaster - An affordable Rock ‘n’ Roll Icon

There’s no doubt that the Stratocaster model is an icon of rock ‘n’ roll. Since arriving onto the market in 1954, it’s taken the world of the guitar by storm. In addition to some of the names we’ve mentioned already, renowned guitar players such as Buddy Holly, Billy Corgan, Nile Rodgers and many more have used this timeless guitar.

A budget-friendly guitar without compromise on quality

Squier models offer a cheap alternative to the Fender models. This is great for new starters as you get all of the heritage, research and quality of the brand at a fraction of the price. The Squier Strat offers you a chance to pick up one of the world’s most popular and recognisable guitar models without breaking the bank.

Squier – ideal for beginner guitarists and touring artists

The Squier Stratocaster is an ideal choice for new guitarists because of its accessible price point, but also it will help you get maximum enjoyment out of playing electric guitar. Capable of delivering iconic clean rock and roll tones, you should hopefully gain maximum enjoyment from these playing models. Squier can also be a handy touring back up in-case of any technical difficulties, this is ideal if you don’t have much budget for a secondary guitar but need to get the job done.

I’m not sure whether to choose the Stratocaster or Telecaster?

The Stratocaster vs Telecaster debate can be a common dilemma amongst players looking for their first guitar. It ultimately comes down to personal preference. That’s why we’d encourage you to visit your nearest PMT store and try out a few models to see what your personal preference is. One thing you can be assured by is the fact that both models are revered and celebrated among the worldwide guitar community.

Shop the Squier Stratocaster range at PMT

As the UK’s leading Squier dealer, we carry a massive amount of options when it comes to choosing your Squier guitar. Call into your nearest PMT Store or give us a call to speak with one of our friendly experts.

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A True Rock & Roll Icon

Perhaps the most instantly recognisable guitar body style ever designed - Inspiring guitarists since 1954, the Stratocaster remains one of the most iconic and sought-after guitars in history. Designed by Leo Fender, Bill Carson, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares, the signature double-cutaway design has been copied and emulated by many brands but nothing comes close to an authentic Fender/Squier Strat!

From Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton through to Gilmour and Frusciante, it was the sound of the Stratocaster that helped define the sound of early Rock'n'Roll. To this day, the Fender Stratocaster is considered the 'go-to' axe, for all levels of guitarist.

The Fender Stratocaster appeared on some of the most important songs and albums of all time, courtesy of slick body style and versatile sonic qualities.

FAQs

  • Are Squier Strats any good?

    Squier guitars are best suited to beginners and guitarists on a budget. You can get a genuine Strat or Tele for a fraction of the price and even though they lack some of the premium specs of a Fender, Squier guitars are still very good for the money.
  • Is a Squier Strat good for beginners?

    The Squier Vintage Modified Strat and Classic Vibe Stratocasters are some of the best budget guitars on the market and are great guitars for beginners - Even veteran players have good things to say about the Vintage Modified and Classic Vibe Series.
  • Is a Squier a Fender?

    In 1965, the company was acquired by Fender. By 1975, Squier became defunct as a manufacturer and a brand name for strings, as Fender opted to market its strings under the Fender brand name.
  • Which Squier Stratocaster is considered the best?

    One of the most widely-loved Squier collections is the Classic Vibe series. These models use Fender-designed pickups and have comfortable necks with solid hardware.
  • How do you identify a Squier Stratocaster?

    Squier Stratocasters look identical to their Fender counterparts but will have a branded decal on the headstock.
  • Who plays Squier Stratocaster?

    Some Squier Stratocaster players include Austin Brown of Parquet Courts and Doug Martsch of Built to Spill.