The Squier Short-Scale Stratocaster Guitar and Amplifier Pack is the ideal choice for beginners who are looking to get going immediately. Those with smaller hands and/or a shorter playing reach will appreciate the scaled-down dimensions of this legendary model. The pack includes an awesome Squier Frontman 10G guitar amplifier, a Fender 10-inch cable, strap, picks and access to free online guitar lessons.
Squier Short Scale Stratocaster
The Squier Affinity series Stratocaster is shaped to the same curvy, double-cutaway Strat body shape that has endured for some many decades. Ergonomically designed with comfort at the fore, this guitar suits everybody's playing style, and caters to all abilities. Thanks to the gently bevelled edges, obstacles are removed from your path to ensure a comfortable playing position for your picking arm. The curvature of the back creates a figure-hugging feel to maximise playing comfort.
The body is crated using poplar, a lightweight and tonally balanced wood that is durable and resilient. The paintjob is protected by a gloss polyurethane finish, whilst a white pickguard prevents unwanted scratches and scrapes from impairing the body.
The neck of the Short Scale Strat is built using maple, which is set to a scale length of only 24-inches. Shaped to a classic "C" profile, the neck provides a substantial feel in the hand, without being cumbersome. The back of the neck is finished in natural satin to prevent stickiness or tackiness from impeding your fretting hand during energetic performances. Paired with the neck is a smooth and highly playable fingerboard, which is home to 20 frets that are adorned with cream dot position inlays.
Electronics and hardware
The electronics setup adheres to the Strat standard, with a trio of single-coils fitted in the neck, middle, and bridge positions. Individual master volume and tones controls, and a 5-way pickup selector switch give you everything needed to shape your guitar output.
The headstock is home to standard die-cast tuning machines, which uphold tuning integrity dutifully. The body is home to a 6-saddle hard-tail bridge, which anchors each string securely to optimise intonation and sustain.
Frontman 10G combo amplifier
The Short-Scale Strat is supplied with a Squier Frontman 10G combo amplifier, which is equipped with a special design speaker that delivers a thumping output. With a closed-back cabinet design, the bass response is given increased depth for a reinforced low-end energy. The robust cabinet has been built using 7-Ply 3/4" medium-density fibreboard, giving it a firm and unyielding strength. This is then protected by black textured vinyl with a silver grille cloth over the speaker.
The amplifier has built-in overdrive with gain control that can be accessed at the push of a button, giving you the option between crisp cleans and weighty overdriven tones. Shape your tone using the 2-band EQ with treble and bass controls to suit whatever musical (or personal) style you are aiming for.
If you're practising at home, the headphone input allows you to practise in silence if you don't wish to disturb others. However, if you want to take to the jam room with your mates, practise with others, and even do a bit of busking, the Frontman 10G is up to the task. The additional Aux In jack allows you to connect and play along to your favourite tracks via an external sound source, e.g. mobile phone.
Manufacturer Squier Model Short-Scale Stratocaster Guitar and Amplifier Pack Included Accessories Online Guitar Lessons - 30 Days Free Trial Guitar Cable Guitar Strap Guitar Picks Squier Affinity Stratocaster Electric Guitar Body Material Poplar Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane Neck Material Maple Neck Profile "C" Shape Neck Finish Natural Satin No. of Frets 20 Fret Size Medium Jumbo Position Inlays Cream Dot Fingerboard Radius 9.5-inch Pickups Neck/Middle/Bridge: Standard Single-Coil Stratocaster Pickup Config. SSS Active/Passive Passive Controls Master Volume MasterTone Bridge Hard Tail 6-Saddle Hardware Finish Chrome Tuners Standard Die-Cast Pickguard White Control Knobs White Plastic Fender Frontman 10G Electric Guitar Combo Amplifier Dimensions (H x W x D) 279 x 260 x 146 mm Weight 3.8kg Amplifier Type Solid State Channels 1 Controls Gain, Over-Drive Select Switch, Volume, Treble, Bass Voltage 120V Wattage 10 Watts Cabinet Material 7-Ply 3/4-inch Medium-Density Fibreboard Handle Moulded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps Front Panel Blackface Style Grill Cover Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver Grille Cloth Speaker One - 6-inch Fender Special Design Knobs Round Black Plastic with White Dot Marker Unique Features 1/4-inch Instrument Input, 2-Band EQ, 1/8-inch Auxiliary Input Jack for Jam-Along with Media Player or CD, 1/8-inch Headphone Output Jack for Silent Practice, Closed-Back Design for Heavier Bass Response
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