Squier Contemporary Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars
I predict these will sell well.
Recently I saw that Squier just introduced several "Contemporary" models that look very similar to what Fender Japan was making a few years back. These are China builds, but they're well made and offered in configurations that most Fender models don't even offer.
Above is the Squier Contemporary Active Stratocaster Electric Guitar HH in Olympic White. Two knobs instead of three (which is quite nice so you don't accidentally hit the volume knob during play,) Floyd-Rose tremolo system, active electronics (the 9-volt battery compartment is in the rear,) Squier-branded pickups, and large reverse color-matched headstock. This thing is cool. It is also available in black.
Here are 3 other models:
This has the smaller traditional headstock and 2-post tremolo system instead of the Floyd-Rose.
And there's even a lefty version available!
What do I think of these?
All of them are cool simply for the reason they break away from traditional Strat and Tele designs and dare to be different.
Like I said above, these are like what Fender Japan used to make, and now they're here again in a Squier flavor. That's all good as far as I'm concerned.
It's very cool you can get these right now. And yes, all of them have color-matched headstocks. The models in pearl white specifically take to the matched headstock very nicely.
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