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Squier Introduces Stratocaster with USB and iOS Connectivity

Today Squier announced a new model, a Strat that can directly connect with — and record to — an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or Windows-based computer.

The Squier by Fender Strat Guitar with USB and iOS Connectivity features an onboard mini-USB connector that allows players to interface with all the aforementioned devices, with no extra hardware needed, including GarageBand and other apps on iOS.

The guitar comes with a mini-USB-to-USB and a mini-USB to 30-pin cable. The guitar features an onboard stereo headphone jack with volume control for use in USB/iOS mode. Of course, it’s also a fully functional Strat that can be plugged into any amp.

For more information, check out the video below and head to fender.com/features/usbstrat/. (opens in new tab) You also can check out this guitar on iTunes, where Apple is selling it for just under $200. (opens in new tab)

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.