Crafted by Fender’s sister company, Squier, this guitar gives players an affordable entry into the Stratocaster dynasty; giving playability and tonal versatility that you won’t want to put down. The Squier Bullet Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar also differs from usual Strat fair with the exchanging of one of the single-coil pickups for a powerful humbucker; giving you tones outside what you would normally expect.
The iconic Stratocaster body shape is evident here, and is no different than its more expensive Fender counterpart. The dual-cutaway and comfortable contouring ensures this model is as expertly comfortable to play as every Strat throughout the model’s history, which is no small boast, as the Strat has long been known as being one of the world’s most comfortable guitars.
As with the Fender alternative, the Squier Bullet Stratocaster HSS is made from alder, for its signature tonality and balanced weight. This has been covered with a finish that is new to the Bullet, Green Metallic, and is joined by a Platinum Sparkle pickguard, and black hardware throughout.
Comfort with a Capital C
Ensuring its structural strength, and giving an incredibly reassuring solid feel, the maple neck of the Squier Bullet Stratocaster is bolted onto the body with a 4-bolt neck plate. Another classic attribute of the model it the neck’s profile, which has been carved to the famous C-Shape, known, like the instrument’s body, for its comfortable, highly playable feel.
This leads to the guitar’s 6-saddle, vintage-style synchronized tremolo with its vintage-style arm giving quick access to pitch-bending effects, while a set of six die-cast tuners at the Strat-shaped headstock keep tuning reliable.
Strat Sound Plus
Although the Strat is known for its trio of single-coil pickups, the Squier Bullet Stratocaster HSS breaks away from tradition here, swapping out the single-coil at the bridge for a Standard Humbucking pickup, while leave the other two Standard Single-Coil Strat pickups in place. Along with retaining a lot of the tones you would expect with the model’s single-coils, the humbucker also gives you access to higher output, fatter tones, when you need a little more from the instrument.
Control over the electronics is a typically uncomplicated affair with a 5-way pickup selector giving you command over which pickups are active, and two tone and volume knobs giving more precise control over your sound.
Manufacturer Squier Model Bullet HSS Model Number *0310017571 Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Neck Profile C Shape Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 21 Fret Size Medium Jumbo Position Inlays White Dot Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm) Scale Length 25.5" Pickups Standard Humbucking (Bridge)
Standard Single-Coil Strat (Bridge)
Standard Single-Coil Strat (Neck)
Pickup Config. HSS Active/Passive Passive Controls 5-Way Pickup Selector Switch
Bridge 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo Hardware Finish Chrome Tuners Standard Die-Cast Pickguard Platinum Sparkle Control Knobs Black Plastic Finish Green Metallic
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