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Cheap guitar of the week #38 - Squier Bullet Strat HSS with MAPLE fretboard

Squier Bullet Strat HSS Sunburst

Three things about this guitar make it special and worth getting.

The Strat HSS from Squier is a guitar you already know. But what's new is that Squier has just released not one but three of these with alternative color options.

The three things that make it special?

  1. "Blackout" hardware.
  2. Black pick guard.
  3. Maple fretboard.

The sunburst model is shown above, but there is also...

Black:

Squier Bullet Strat HSS Black

Surf Pearl (that's what the description states it is):

Squier Bullet Strat HSS Surf Pearl

All three guitars are the same price: Dirt cheap.

Of the three, if you want one that's the most collectible, that would be the Surf Pearl model, because I seriously doubt you'll see that one in guitar stores.

No matter which you get however, the big thing here is the maple fretboard. Up to this point, the only time you saw small-headstock treatment with an all-maple neck was on the Classic Vibe '50s Stratocaster series - and that series never had an HSS model.

Now you can finally get a truly cheap Squier Strat with an all-maple neck that has the small headstock, and in three body color choices.

This is a winner of a guitar all around, and I'm very glad to see Squier do this. It's about time.

I like this guitar so much that I actually might buy one myself!

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