Squier Contemporary Series – NAMM 2018

Posted on 26th January 2018 by

It’s NAMM 2018 and Squier have announced their new Contemporary range. Focused on the heavier end of the market, the Squier Contemporary Series are aimed at metal and rock guitarists. Every guitar in the range features Humbucking pickups and a 12″ fingerboard radius, meaning they’re voiced perfectly for heavy music. Let’s take a closer look –

Squier Contemporary Telecaster HH Series

Squier Contemporary Telecaster HH Series

These guitars take a classic look and heavy it up with a maple neck, poplar body and a pair of ceramic Humbuckers,

  • Fingerboard: Maple, 12” (305 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
  • Pickups: Ceramic Humbucker (Bridge), Ceramic Humbucker (Neck)
  • Neck: Maple, “C” Shape
  • Frets: 22, Jumbo

Squier Contemporary Stratocaster HH Series

Squier Contemporary Stratocaster HH Series

Stratocasters are know for their ‘thin’ single coil tone. Not these! The Contemporary Stratocaster HH Series feature a pair of ceramic Humbuckers.

  • Body Material: Poplar
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 12” (305 mm)
  • Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles
  • Pickups: Ceramic Humbucker (Bridge), Ceramic Humbucker (Neck)
  • Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)

Squier Contemporary Stratocaster HSS Series

Squier Contemporary Stratocaster HSS Series

As a happy middle ground the HSS Stratocaster Series feature a Humbucker in bridge position and a single coil in middle and neck position. These guitars will take you from crunchy heavy tones to crisp cleans.

  • Body Material: Poplar
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12” (305 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
  • Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles
  • Pickups: Ceramic Single-Coil (Neck), Ceramic Single-Coil (Middle), Ceramic Humbucker (Bridge)

Squier Contemporary Active Stratocaster HH Series

Squier Contemporary Active Stratocaster HH Series

Taking the Stratocaster to the heaviest of realms, the HH Active Strat boasts a pair of active pickups, a licensed Floyd Rose and a 25.5″ scale.

  • Body Material: Poplar
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12” (305 mm)
  • Nut (Material/Width): Floyd Rose® Locking, 1.6875” (42.86 mm)
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose® Licensed Double Locking Tremolo
  • Pickups: Squier® Active Humbucker (Bridge), Squier® Active Humbucker
    (Neck)

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