Finding its way into the hands of some of guitar's biggest names - Jeff Beck, Clapton, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan to name but a few -, the Stratocaster has straddled genres, seen musical movements come and go, been at the centre of musical history, and set the standard that many have followed. The Squier Standard Stratocaster Flame Maple Top electric guitar delivers the cool, sophisticated style we've come to know and love from the Strat, at a price that more guitarists can take advantage of.
The body of the standard Stratocaster is crafted from agathis, which has been paired with a beautiful flame maple top. The tonewood combination of the agathis and maple combines well to generate the delightfully balanced timbre that Stratocaster’s are known for. However, the flame maple top in mouth-watering amber sunburst gives this model a much more elaborate finish than that of the usual alder. A slender yet resilient layer of gloss polyurethane preserves the finish. Fitted to the body is a two-point synchronised tremolo with block saddles, providing a superb means of injecting your tone with subtle vibrato.
Fitted to the body is a "C"-shape profile maple neck, which has been designed to create a playing feel that encourages fast, flowing navigation. Married to the neck is a 22-medium jumbo fret rosewood fingerboard that is adorned with white dot position inlays. The 9.5" fingerboard radius prevents premature choking when performing string bends and intricate playing technique, so that each note rings out with the utmost articulation. At the top of the neck rests the large '60s-style headstock, complete with standard die-cast tuning machines that uphold tuning integrity with precision.
To give it it's versatile, punchy and pure sound, the Squier standard Strat comes armed with 3 Alnico standard single-coil pickups in the neck, middle and bridge positions. These can easily be controlled using the 5-position pickup selector switch, the master tone and master volume control knobs. Whether you're looking to lay down some tight country licks, fat blues' inspired tones, or heavy rock riffs, these pickups carry everything off with style and tonnes of character.
Don't just dream of owning a Strat, get yours today thanks to the magnificent value - without compromise on quality - that the Squier Standard Stratocaster with flame maple top represents.
Manufacturer Squier Model Name Standard Strat FMT Model Number 0321670520 Top Material Flame Maple Body Material Agathis Neck Material Maple Neck Profile C Shape Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 22 Medium-Jumbo Position Inlays White Dot Bridge 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles Pickup Configuration SSS Pickups 3 Standard Single-Coil Strat Active/Passive Passive Hardware Finish Chrome Tuners Standard Die-Cast Pickguard Parchment Plastic Finish Amber Sunburst
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