The Squier Affinity Series Limited-Edition Stratocaster HSS is a beginner's guitar with room to grow. It's also a solid backup for more advanced players, and an excellent platform for DIY mods. Loaded with two single-coil pickups and a humbucker, this Squier Strat offers versatile sounds for any genre of music. Available now at Guitar Center, the HSS is an affordable ticket into the Fender family that punches well above its weight.

Squier Limited-Edition Stratocaster HSS Main Features

  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck with C profile, Indian laurel fretboard
  • Dual Affinity Series single-coil pickups and bridge humbucker, 5-way switch
  • 2-point tremolo, sealed split-shaft tuners

Classic Body Style

This Squier has the same double-cutaway body style that Fender made famous in the ’50s. It's made of poplar, a balanced tonewood that allows the pickups to shine. The limited-edition finish will stand out on any stage.

Easy-to-Play Neck

The HSS has a maple neck with a C profile, which means the back is shaped like a rounded oval. It's a comfortable fit for the fingers, making it easier to form chords and solo with single notes. The Indian laurel fretboard looks and plays like traditional rosewood. Check out that headstock logo, too—the chunky block text is straight from the ’70s.

Versatile Pickup Combination

This Squier Stratocaster HSS is loaded with three pickups for sonic versatility. The "H" stands for "humbucker"—it has a more aggressive sound suitable for classic rock to slow blues, metal and more. The "SS" refers to the two single-coil pickups, which have a brighter, tighter tone. This HSS configuration makes the Squier Strat fit into all genres of music.

Updated, Fail-Safe Hardware

The Strat HSS has updated hardware that makes it easier for beginners to play. The tremolo unit mounts to the body in two points, rather than the traditional six. This creates less friction for more tuning stability. Thanks to their split-shaft design, it's a cinch to change strings—just thread each through the body of the guitar, insert the loose end into the tuners and turn to tighten. Unlike other guitars, this design eliminates sharp string ends that can poke fingers and damage gig bags.

A case for the Squier Limited-Edition Stratocaster HSS is available separately.

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