The Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT puts a new twist on a Leaseville favorite with several novel, unique upgrades. Starting with eye-catching black hardware and a painted headstock with sharp chrome logos, the Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT makes it known that this isnâ€™t your ordinary Strat. But where things get really interesting is in the unique pickup configuration, which puts all three single-coil pickups on a slant and shifts the middle pickup closer to the bridge, for a totally new Strat sound. On top of that, the Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT boasts an eminently playable roasted maple neck, with a speed-promoting 12-inch radius fingerboard. Surely made for adventurous guitar players, the Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT is a bold addition to the Strat lineage!
What makes the Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT soâ€¦ â€œspecialâ€? Itâ€™s totally unique pickup configuration, of course! The Contemporary Stratocaster Special HTâ€™s pickup set comprises three angled Squier SQR alnico single-coils, with the middle pickup scooched closer to the bridge, allowing you to access never-before-heard sounds. Plus, with special switching options available on its 5-position blade, youâ€™ll be blown away by the amount of tonal variation from this idiosyncratic axe!
Lead players will enjoy exploring the Contemporary Stratocaster Special HTâ€™s quick, comfortable roasted maple neck, whose 12-inch radiused fingerboard flattens out toward the body to facilitate faster playing styles. Jumbo frets make bends and vibratos a cinch, too. Additionally, a sculpted neck heel enables high-register exploration without the struggle of a traditional heel!