- 40th Anniversary Vintage Edition
- Nyatoh body
- Maple neck
- Maple fretboard
- Black dot fretboard inlays
- Neck finish: tinted satin urethane lacquer
- Neck profile: "C"
- Fretboard radius: 241 mm (9.5")
- Nut width: 42 mm (1.650")
- Bone nut
- 21 Narrow Tall frets
- Pickups: 3 Fender Designed AlNiCo Single Coils
- Master volume control
- Tone control for neck and middle pickup
- Tone control for bridge pickup
- Single layer gold anodised aluminium pickguard
- 6-Saddle vintage style synchronised tremolo
- Vintage style machine heads
- Aged chrome hardware
- Ex-factory stringing: .009 - .042
- Colour: Satin Sonic Blue
40 years of the Squier Stratocaster!
2022 marks Squier's 40th anniversary, and to celebrate, the brand has launched a series of limited-edition instruments - which of course include the legendary Stratocaster. The Squier 40th Anniversary Stratocaster, shown here in the stunning Satin Sonic Blue finish, is loaded with a set of Fender-designed AlNiCo single coil pickups, and the guitar's vintage looks are optimally enhanced by its robust aged chrome hardware. This anniversary model from Squier features a nyatoh body with a classic one-piece maple neck to provide a totally natural playing feel, and its three single coils deliver clarity and definition across the entire spectrum from clean to overdrive. The guitar wouldn't be complete without a vintage-style vibrato unit, of course - and the neck plate also features a special "40th Anniversary" engraving.
Traditional vintage design
With its unmistakable sweeping contours, the Stratocaster has always embodied the perfect combination of looks and functionality, and the Squier 40th Anniversary model seamlessly continues this tradition with its lightweight nyatoh body and slim maple neck, delivering the classic Stratocaster sound together with pure playability. The circuitry, housed behind a gold anodised aluminium pickguard, is also completely authentic and comprises three single coil pickups governed by a five-way switch together with a single volume and two tone controls. The vintage-style vibrato - an integral part of any traditional Strat - is combined with a set of robust machine heads and a bone nut, ensuring reliable operation and excellent tuning stability.
For fans and collectors alike
Like every other Strat, the Squier 40th Anniversary Stratocaster is a veritable workhorse that is designed for sonic flexibility right out of the gate. Despite its limited production run, this guitar also comes at a very affordable price, which makes it interesting for collectors as well as giving ambitious beginners the opportunity to get their hands on a limited-edition Strat that is unlikely to be available with the same combination of features and exquisite Satin Sonic Blue finish ever again. As one would expect, this anniversary-edition Squier is a versatile instrument in the rehearsal room, on stage, and in the studio, where its sonic palette can be fully exploited and the player can enjoy the smooth playability with which the Stratocaster has long been synonymous in every position on the fingerboard.
Fender is without doubt one of the most legendary guitar and amplifier manufacturers of all time. The company was founded in 1946 by its namesake Leo Fender († 1991), whose innovative ideas brought a breath of fresh air into the musical world. His Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass, and Jazz Bass are not only classics – they also continue to shape the styles of musicians in countless genres to this day. Incidentally, Squier has existed as a company since the 19th century. It supplied Fender with strings right from the start, before being acquired by the company in 1965. Fender has been producing its iconic guitar and bass models at beginner-friendly prices under the Squier brand since 1982.
From Funk to Rock and from Soul to Blues
The sound of the Stratocaster is inextricably woven into the fabric of Rock music history, and in keeping with this tradition, the Squier 40th Anniversary Stratocaster will capably handle numerous different musical styles, delivering everything from glassy, sonorous cleans through to gritty overdrive with excellent presence at all times. The five-way switch lets you combine the three pickups in a range of different configurations that can cater to virtually every requirement, in addition to which the robust hardware and vintage-style vibrato unit provide even more room for expression. Last but not least, this Stratocaster is made all the more special by its "limited edition" status.