This virtuoso is using a Hello Kitty Stratocaster to cover Eric Johnson’s Cliffs of Dover… in a bunch of different scales

GuitrMagic playing a Hello Kitty Strat
(Image credit: GuitrMagic/Instagram)

For reasons we don’t entirely understand, the Squier Hello Kitty Stratocaster has become something of a cult favorite electric guitar – so much so, in fact, that the price for this humble, one-pickup creation has more than doubled since 2019.

Why? Well, the internet works in mysterious ways, and thanks to YouTuber TheDooo – who plays the guitar for his six-million subscribers in his videos – the Hello Kitty Stratocaster is now something of a collector’s item, commanding a price tag of, in some cases, more than $700.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.