The Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special brings modern functionality and an eye-catching aesthetic to an iconic Fender platform to meet the needs of the sharpest and most daring players. The heart of this guitar is represented by a set of Squier SQR alnico single-coil pickups, with a special configuration that includes center pickups close to the bridge pickup, for a unique variety of settings with extremely dynamic responsiveness. The roasted maple neck was chosen for optimum tone and stability, while the sculpted heel design allows for better access to the 22nd fret. High-performance components round out the feature list and include a 2-point tremolo bridge for superior feel when bending, as well as a sealed-gear tuner set with split shafts for easy stringing and easy string replacement. Eye-catching visual details include elusive black tuners and a sleek painted headstock with chrome logos for an impactful look.
- Single-coil Squier SQR alnico pickup
- Modern 2-point tremolo bridge with locking saddles
- Toasted Maple Neck
- Heel of the sculpted handle
- Headstock painted with chrome logos
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.
MODERN 2-POINT TREMOLO BRIDGE
This Stratocaster features a two-point tremolo bridge for smooth, superior tremolo action.
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.
Body Material Poplar
Body Shape Stratocaster
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material Roasted Maple
Neck Finish Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Shape "C" Shape
Scale Length 25.5 "(64.77 cm)
Fingerboard Material Roasted Maple
Radius fingerboard 12 "(305 mm)
Number of Frets 22
Fret Size Jumbo
Nut Material Graphite
Nut Width 1,650 "(42 mm)
Position Inlays Black Dot
Truss Rod Head Adjust
Bridge Pickup Squier SQR Alnico Single-Coil
Middle Pickup Squier SQR Alnico Single-Coil
Neck Pickup Squier SQR Alnico Single-Coil
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
Switching 5-Position Blade, Special Switching: Position 1. Bridge and Middle (Series, Hum-Canceling), 2. Middle, 3. Middle and Neck (Parallel), 4. Bridge, Middle and Neck, 5. Neck
Bridge 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles
Hardware Finish Black
Tuning Machines Sealed Die-Cast with Split Shafts
Pickguard 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs White Plastic
Switch Tip White
Neck Plate 4-Bolt Squier Asymmetrical
Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)