Squier has partnered with Chicago Music Exchange and Andertons for an exclusive new line of Fender Special Run electric guitars.
The range – which is only available at the two aforementioned retailers – comprises six limited-edition Squier guitars: two Thinline Telecasters, two Jaguars, a Stratocaster, and a Bass VI.
Tele-wise, there's two '60s Thinline models – one in Metallic Black and the other in Butterscotch Blonde. Both semi-hollow offerings sport a pair of Fender-designed single coils – with the bridge pickup housed in a traditional Telecaster bridge plate – as well as bone nuts, vintage-style tuners and C-shaped necks.
Differences include the pickguard – the Metallic Black model dons a unique anodized silver scratchplate, while the Butterscotch Blonde's is a three-ply, black-white-black design.
In terms of the Jaguars, there's a '70s model in Purple Metallic and a '60s model in Shell Pink. Both feature Fender-designed Alnico pickups connected to a traditional Jaguar electronics layout, a 24" scale length, classic offset tremolo system and maple neck.
Differences, however, include headstock finish, pickguard and fingerboard inlays – the '70s Jag boasts a natural headstock, tortoiseshell scratchplate and block inlays, while the '60s model features a body-matched Shell Pink headstock, three-ply mint green pickguard and dot inlays.
The '60s Stratocaster sports the same color scheme as the '70s Jaguar, with a Purple Metallic finish, tortoiseshell pickguard and natural headstock. Other features include a vintage-style tremolo, three Fender-designed alnico single coils, narrow-tall frets, a bone nut and a traditional Stratocaster-style electronics layout.
And finally, the Bass VI features the same Shell Pink finish as the '60s Jag, as well as a poplar body, three Fender-designed Alnico single coils, its trademark 30" scale length – the same as a short-scale bass guitar – and 21-fret fingerboard. This instrument is also tuned one octave lower than a standard electric guitar.
Prices for each model are shown below. For more information, head to Andertons or Chicago Music Exchange.
- '60s Telecaster Thinline Metallic Black – $500
- '60s Telecaster Thinline Butterscotch Blonde – $480
- '70s Jaguar Purple Metallic – $480
- '60s Jaguar Shell Pink – $480
- '60s Stratocaster Purple Metallic – $430
- Bass VI Shell Pink - $530