Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special – Skyburst Metallic with Black Pickguard


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Contemporary Strat with a Novel Sound

The Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special puts a new twist on a 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 that that 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!

Unique pickup configurations for all-new tones

What makes the Contemporary Stratocaster Special so . . . “special”? Its 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!

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’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!

Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special Electric Guitar 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 tremolo bridge and die-cast sealed tuners

Tech Specs

  • Number of Strings6
  • Left-/Right-handedRight-handed
  • BODY
  • Body TypeSolidbody
  • Body ShapeContemporary Stratocaster
  • Body MaterialPoplar
  • Body FinishGloss Polyurethane
  • ColorSkyburst Metallic
  • NECK
  • Neck MaterialRoasted Maple
  • Neck ShapeC
  • Neck JointBolt-on
  • Radius12″
  • Fingerboard MaterialRoasted Maple
  • Fingerboard InlayBlack Dots
  • Number of Frets22, Jumbo
  • Scale Length25.5″
  • Nut Width1.650″
  • Nut MaterialGraphite
  • Bridge/Tailpiece2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles
  • TunersDie-cast Sealed
  • Neck PickupSquier SQR Alnico Single-coil
  • Middle PickupSquier SQR Alnico Single-coil
  • Bridge PickupSquier SQR Alnico Single-coil
  • Controls1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
  • Switching5-way blade pickup switch

Additional information


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Contemporary Stratocaster Special


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