Squier Standard Stratocaster, seen here in a gorgeous Candy Apple Red finish, an absolute classic of a guitar that is known for its incredible versatility.
Squier Stratocaster By Fender
One of the most popular guitar designs of all time, the Fender Stratocaster was introduced to the world way back in 1954 and has since become an icon in the world of rock and roll.
With the Squier Standard Stratocaster, Fender have provided us with an incredible guitar with many of the great features that have made the Stratocaster so popular over these many decades but at a great value, accessible price point.
Squier Standard Stratocaster MN Candy Apple Red Key Features:
- Maple Neck with “C” Shaped Profile
- Large ‘60s Style Headstock
- 22-Fret Maple Fretboard
- Three Single-Coil Stratocaster Pickup
- Five-Way Pickup Switching
- Two-Point Synchronised Tremolo with Block Saddles
Crafting the Standard Stratocaster
Agathis has been used to craft the signature Stratocaster body shape with the double cutaway design giving you easy access to the higher frets; great for working on those guitar solos.
Attached to the body is a Maple neck with a satin finish making it extremely smooth and fast to play.
Atop the neck is a highly playable Maple fretboard with a modern 9.5” radius and 22 medium jumbo frets.
Giving the Squier Stratocaster the versatile sound which has made this guitar so popular over the years is a trio of standard single-coil strat pickups, one each found in the bridge, middle and neck positions.
These iron alloy, alnico magnets are the main source behind the Squier Strat’s warm and balanced vintage style tone.
A five-position blade allows you to choose which pickup or combination of pickups you’d like to use to get the sound you’re looking for:
- Position 1. Bridge Pickup
- Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
- Position 3. Middle Pickup
- Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
- Position 5. Neck Pickup
There are also three control knobs allowing you to further customise your sound; Tone 1 for the neck pickup, Tone 2 for the middle pickup and a Master Volume.
At the top of the neck, you’ll find a synthetic bone nut aiding string alignment and sustain with six standard die-cast tuning machines on the headstock allowing for quick and precise tuning.
Down on the body of the Squier Standard Stratocaster is a two-point synchronised tremolo with block saddles.
The included tremolo arm allows for some great whammy action; essential for many styles of music.
Great Value Strat
For decades, the Fender Stratocaster has been one of the most popular guitars on the market – a true icon of rock and roll.
The Squier Standard Stratocaster has many of the features that has made this such a popular guitar and has a great quality build, all at a great value price.
Squier Standard Stratocaster MN Candy Apple Red Specs:
- Body Material: Agathis
- Body Shape: Stratocaster
- Body Finish: Polyurethane
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Neck Shape: "C" Shape
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Material: Maple
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Position Inlays: Black Dots
- Truss Rod: Standard
- Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
- Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
- Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
- Switching: 5-Position Blade - Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
- Configuration: SSS
- Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
- Control Knobs: White Plastic
- Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Other Features: Large '60s Style Headstock, Gold and Black Squier Logo, Engraved Neckplate, White Plastic Parts, Dot Position Inlays
|Pickup Config||3 x single coil|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||stratocaster style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||agathis body|
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