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Fender Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT - Sunset Metallic

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Poplar Body, Maple Neck, Laurel Fingerboard, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - Sunset Metallic
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The Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT puts a new twist on a Music Experience favorite with several novel, unique upgrades. Starting with eye-catching black hardware and a painted headstock with sharp chrome logos, the Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT makes it known that this isn’t your ordinary Strat. But where things get really interesting is in the unique pickup configuration, which puts all three single-coil pickups on a slant and shifts the middle pickup closer to the bridge, for a totally new Strat sound. On top of that, the Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT boasts an eminently playable roasted maple neck, with a speed-promoting 12-inch radius fingerboard. Surely made for adventurous guitar players, the Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT is a bold addition to the Strat lineage!

Fender Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT at a Glance:

  • Squier SQR™ alnico single-coil pickups
  • String-through-body hardtail bridge with block saddles
  • Roasted maple neck
  • Sculpted neck heel
  • Painted headstock with chrome logos

Unique pickup configurations for all-new tone

What makes the Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT so… “special”? It’s totally unique pickup configuration, of course! The Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT’s pickup set comprises three angled Squier SQR alnico single-coils, with the middle pickup scooched closer to the bridge, allowing you to access never-before-heard sounds. Plus, with special switching options available on its 5-position blade, you’ll be blown away by the amount of tonal variation from this idiosyncratic axe!

5-position blade with special switching options

  • Position 1: Bridge and Middle (Series, Hum-Cancelling)
  • Position 2: Middle
  • Position 3: Middle and Neck (Parallel)
  • Position 4: Bridge, Middle, and Neck
  • Position 5: Neck

Ultra-stable roasted maple neck

Lead players will enjoy exploring the Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT’s quick, comfortable roasted maple neck, whose 12-inch radiused fingerboard flattens out toward the body to facilitate faster playing styles. Jumbo frets make bends and vibratos a cinch, too. Additionally, a sculpted neck heel enables high-register exploration without the struggle of a traditional heel!

What Fender Says...

The Squier® Contemporary Stratocaster® Special HT brings modern features and bold aesthetics to an iconic Fender platform to satisfy today’s most discerning and daring players. At the heart of this guitar is a set of Squier SQR™ alnico single-coil pickups positioned in a “special” configuration with the middle pickup near the bridge pickup for a unique variety of dynamically responsive settings. The roasted maple neck was chosen for its optimal tone and stability, and a sculpted heel design allows for improved access all the way to the 22nd fret. High-performance components round out the feature list and include a string-through-body hardtail bridge for ideal body resonance, and a set of sealed-gear tuning machines with split shafts for smooth tuning action and easy restringing. Eye-catching styling cues include stealthy black hardware and a sleek painted headstock with chrome logos for a premium look.

Squier® SQR™ Alnico Single-coil Pickups

These Squier single-coil pickups produce crisp, articulate tone for a wide variety of styles.

Roasted Maple Neck

With an articulate tone, optimal stability and a deep, rich color, roasted maple is a premium neck material.

Sealed Die-Cast Tuning Machines With Split Shafts

Sealed die-cast tuning machines have a smooth action for accurate tuning, and the split shafts make changing strings a breeze.

String-Through-Body Hardtail Bridge

A string-through-body bridge improves string resonance through the instrument for optimal tone, even in drop tunings.

Sculpted Neck Heel

This guitar is designed with a sculpted neck heel for improved access to the upper frets.

12“ Fingerboard Radius

This fingerboard radius allows for low action and is especially well-suited to bending notes and soloing.

Fender Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT Features:

  • A new twist on the classic Stratocaster design
  • 3 Squier SQR alnico single-coils in a unique configuration
  • 5-position blade with special switching options
  • Fast, comfortable Slim "C" maple neck with 12-inch radiused fingerboard and jumbo frets
  • Painted '70s-era jumbo headstock with chrome logos
  • Premium black hardware, including hardtail bridge and die-cast sealed tuners

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Contemporary Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Poplar
Body Finish Polyurethane Gloss
Sunset Metallic
Neck Material Roasted Maple
Neck Shape C profile
Radius 12"
Fingerboard Material Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Black Dots
Number of Frets 22, Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Graphite
Bridge/Tailpiece 6-Saddle String-through body
Tuners Standard Die-cast
Neck Pickup Squier SQR Alnico Single-coil
Middle Pickup Squier SQR Alnico Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Squier SQR Alnico Single-coil
Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 5-way blade pickup switch
Strings 9-42
Manufacturer Part Number 0370235570