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Fender Squier Contemporary Series with huge upgrades

Fender Squier Contemporary Series with huge upgrades  ·  Source: Fender

Among the barrage of new releases from Fender at NAMM 2021 is a thumping new set of Squier guitars. Priced at a budget-friendly $449 or under, these guitars now feature some incredible upgrades over previous series. Entry-level guitar with roasted maple neck, anyone? Mean-looking new Contemporary Teles with rail pickup and humbucker? We say: yes!

Fender Squier Contemporary Series

The Fender Squier Contemporary release for 2021 looks pretty darn sweet, cramming in some surprisingly good specifications at a very reasonable price point. This glut of new Squier guitars includes a selection of Super Strats and Teles, plus some eye-catching offsets, too.

Squier Contemporary Stratocaster HH FR Roasted

These Squier Contemporary Stratocaster HH FR Roasted models come equipped with a Floyd Rose locking trem system and have Squier SQR Atomic humbucking pickups, a roasted maple neck, a sculpted neck heel, plus a painted headstock with chrome logos.

Available in Gunmetal Metallic and Shell Pink Pearl finishes.

RRP – USD 449.99

Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH

Featuring an interesting choice of Squier SQR rail humbucking pickup in the bridge position and an Atomic humbucker at the neck, these new Teles will cover different sonic ground from the rest of these releases. The specs here include a string-through-body hardtail bridge with block saddles, a bound roasted maple neck with a sculpted neck heel and a matching painted headstock with chrome logos – voilà. This new Squier Contemporary Telecaster is available in Gunmetal Metallic, White Pearl and Shoreline Gold.

RRP – USD 429.99

Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT

These hard tail models have Squier SQR alnico single-coil pickups with a string-through-body hardtail bridge with block saddles. You also get that roasted maple neck with a sculpted neck heel and the painted headstock with chrome logos.

Available in Sunset Metallic and Pearl White finishes.

RRP – USD 429.99

Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special Roasted

If you prefer a trem system on your guitar then you will possibly opt for this version the Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special Roasted. Again you get a roasted maple neck and sculpted heel, plus a set of the Squier SQR alnico single-coil pickups. This time, you have a two point trem system.

Available in Sky Burst Metallic and Black finishes.

RRP – USD 429.99

Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

These offset models have twin Squier SQR Atomic humbucking pickups, along with an adjustable bridge with stop tailpiece. Not to mention the roasted maple neck, sculpted neck heel and the painted headstock with chrome logos! Nice.

Available in Sky Burst Metallic and Shoreline Gold

RRP – USD 449.99

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5 responses to “NAMM 2021: Fender revamps Squier Contemporary Series with huge upgrades”

  1. Gibby Wolf says:

    New guitars look cool! Good job! Cool and inexpensive!! A Smart person guitar

  2. B.Scott says:

    Wonder if they are full thickness, and if they are plywood, or solid wood

  3. M.Dang says:

    no left-handed models 🙁

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