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Squier's revived Starcaster models have arrived

Squier Starcaster electric guitars
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Back at Summer NAMM, Squier revealed it was reviving the '70s-era Starcaster electric guitar design once again, and those three new Squier guitars are now available: the Affinity Series Starcaster, Classic Vibe Starcaster and Contemporary Active Starcaster.

All models feature the Starcaster's classic offset, semi-hollow design, as well as maple necks and fretboards and a variety of appointments unique to each series.

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The Classic Vibe Starcaster ($399.99) features dual Fender-Designed Wide Range humbuckers, a stop tailpiece, '70s-inspired headstock markings, nickel-plated hardware and a vintage-tint gloss neck finish. Available finishes are 3-color sunburst, natural and walnut.

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The Contemporary Active Starcaster ($399.99) sports dual Squier SQR active ceramic humbuckers, a sealed semi-hollow body, a stop tailpiece, black chrome-plated hardware and a smooth satin neck finish.

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The Affinity Series Starcaster ($299.99) features dual Squier humbuckers, an adjustable bridge with a stop tailpiece, chrome-plated hardware and a satin neck finish. Available finishes are 3-color sunburst, black, Candy Apple Red and Olympic White.

For more information on the new Starcasters, head to Fender.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.