Squier Standard Stratocaster Laurel Fingerboard Antique Burst
The Squier Standard Stratocaster in Antique Burst delivers an authentic Stratocaster experience in every regard with its bright, resonant and nuanced tones; smooth playability, and iconic aesthetics. The trio of alnico single-coil pickups wired to a 5-way switch gives you 5 distinct sounds to explore; including biting bridge position sounds, mellow neck-position tones and the easily identifiable "quack" from the "in-between" positions. This lets you cover a huge amount of tonal ground, helping you adapt to rock, blues, country, pop, jazz and much more. The Standard Squier Stratocaster has a smooth playability courtesy of its '60s style "C"-shaped neck, modern 9.5'' fingerboard profile and 22 medium jumbo frets. The double cutaway shape not only provides an instantly identifiable outline, it also helps with top-fret access for high-range solos, along with providing contours in all the right places for a comfortable playing feel whether stood up or sat down. A 2-point synchronized tremolo provides access to smooth whammy bar techniques while the die-cast tuners help create the Stratocaster's tuning stability. The Stratocaster is a very versatile design and has been seen in the hands of countless players in nearly all genres of music. The Squier Standard Stratocaster takes all the features of the "standard" original Stratocaster to give you a completely authentic playing experience that will let you see why this instrument is still as prolific today as it was when first introduced.
The Stratocaster was one of Fender's original solid-body guitars from the '50s, designed to offer a wider range of sounds than the Telecaster of the time along with a revolutionary tremolo device for pitch-shifting effects. The Stratocaster has been seen in the hands of countless players in nearly all genres of music; while it has a strong affinity with country music, the Stratocaster has proved its worth in rock, blues, funk, and even jazz genres. The Squier Standard Stratocaster provides the authentic playing experience, tones, and looks of a classic vintage Stratocaster with a few modern touches to keep contemporary players happy. This guitar is a perfect "standard" example of why the Stratocaster design is so popular.
The Squier Standard Stratocaster features the original trio of single-coil pickups to give you the balance of biting bridge-position tones, mellow neck-position sounds, and instantly recognizable "in-between" sounds with their distinct scooped tone and "quack". Single coils are more nuanced than other pickup designs and are perfect for creating clean sounds with complex overtones and detailed high-end. When you pile on the overdrive, the Stratocaster becomes the ideal blues/rock guitar that will cut through any mix.
This guitar features an agathis body with a maple neck and laurel fingerboard. The single-coil pickups accentuate the balanced frequency response of these tonewoods and create a versatile range of sounds for almost any genre. The Stratocaster bridge-position tone is renowned for its "spank" and clarity, while the neck-position pickup can create the ideal sound for bluesy/jazzy leads and funky chordal playing. The 5-way pickup selector was a later introduction to the original Stratocaster design, introduced when Fender noticed that players were forcing the standard 3-way selector into the half-way positions for combined-coil tones. The Squier's 5-way pickup selector gives you these 5 distinct sounds to choose between and will allow you to cover almost all genres of music.
The Squier Standard Stratocaster has a neck based on '60s dimensions with its "C" profile for a comfortable reach over all 6-strings. The double cutaway body enables access to all 22 frets for high-range soloing, while the modern 9.5'' radius fingerboard gives a balanced feel across the 6 strings, making chordal and lead playing easier.
The Stratocaster's simplicity is partly what makes it so versatile and reliable. The Stratocaster's tremolo bridge was revolutionary in the '60s and the Squier's 2-point design provides an even smoother action for all manner of pitch-shifting effects. The bolt-on neck assists with the guitar's stability, while the string-thru-body construction enables maximum string vibration transfer. The 6-saddle bridge provides individual string adjustment for action (string height) and intonation (tuning across the fingerboard) so you'll be able to setup the perfect playing-feel for your requirements. The Stratocaster's versatility, reliability and distinct voice is what makes it a staple in many players' collections; it is the ideal instrument for practice, recording and gigging.
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