The Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special 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 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 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 is a bold addition to the Strat lineage!
What makes the Contemporary Stratocaster Special so… “special”? It’s totally unique pickup configuration, of course! The Contemporary Stratocaster Special’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!
Lead players will enjoy exploring the Contemporary Stratocaster Special’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!
The Squier® Contemporary Stratocaster® Special 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 2-point tremolo bridge for superior feel during bends, 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.
These Squier single-coil pickups produce crisp, articulate tone for a wide variety of styles.
With an articulate tone, optimal stability and a deep, rich color, roasted maple is a premium neck material.
Sealed die-cast tuning machines have a smooth action for accurate tuning, and the split shafts make changing strings a breeze.
This Stratocaster features a two-point tremolo bridge for smooth, superior tremolo action.
This guitar is designed with a sculpted neck heel for improved access to the upper frets.
This fingerboard radius allows for low action and is especially well-suited to bending notes and soloing.
|Body Shape||Contemporary Stratocaster|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Polyurethane Gloss|
Sky Burst Metallic
|Neck Material||Roasted Maple|
|Neck Shape||C profile|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black Dots|
|Number of Frets||22, Jumbo|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles|
|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|
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