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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.


Sunset Metallic



Body Finish:

Gloss Polyurethane

Body Shape:


Neck Material:

Roasted Maple:

Neck Finish:

Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face

Neck Shape:

"C" Shape

Scale Length:

25.5" (648 mm)


Indian Laurel

Fingerboard Radius:

12" (305 mm)

Number of Frets:


Frets Size:


String Nut:


Nut Width:

1.650" (42 mm)

Position Inlays:

Pearloid Dot

Truss Rods:

Head Adjust

Bridge Pickup:

Squier® SQR™ Alnico Single-Coil

Middle Pickup:

Squier® SQR™ Alnico Single-Coil

Neck Pickup:

Squier® SQR™ Alnico Single-Coil


Master Volume, Master Tone

Pickup Switching:

5-Position Blade, Special Switching: Position 1. Bridge and Middle (Series, Hum-Cancelling), 2. Middle, 3. Middle and Neck (Parallel), 4. Bridge, Middle and Neck, 5. Neck

Pickup Configuration:



6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles

Hardware Finish:


Tuning Machines:

Sealed Die-Cast with Split Shafts


3-Ply Black

Control Knobs:

White Plastic


Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)

SKU 0370235570
Brand Fender
Shipping Weight 5.5000kg
Shipping Width 0.386m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 1.130m
Shipping Cubic 0.043618000m3

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