Save up to $120 on Squier’s high-performance Contemporary Strats, Teles, Jazzmasters, Jaguars and basses in one of Black Friday’s hottest guitar deals

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The Black Friday guitar deals are rolling in thick and fast, but few can touch the sheer value for money offered by the red-hot discounts available on the Squier Contemporary Series over at Fender.com.

Right now, you can save up to $120 (well, $122.50, to be precise) on every guitar and bass in the range – including the Telecaster, Active Jazzmaster, Active Starcaster, Jaguar, Telecaster, Precision Bass, Jazz Bass and, of course, several configurations of Stratocaster, including hardtail and Floyd Rose versions.

Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH: $459 $344

Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH: $459 $344
One of the most radical Tele designs in the Fender catalog, the Contemporary Telecaster RH features a neck humbucker teamed with a rail humbucker for big modern tones, while the 12” fingerboard radius is tailored for soloing.

Squier Contemporary Active Jazzmaster HH: $489 $367

Squier Contemporary Active Jazzmaster HH: $489 $367
Squier’s Active Jazzmaster HH isn’t far off an affordable Jim Root signature model, packing a streamlined control set and a pair of active humbuckers – not to mention two dazzling finishes, Shell Pink Pearl and Sunset Metallic.

Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST: $489 $367

Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST: $489 $367
The Contemporary Jaguar takes the classic offset silhouette to the extreme, offering a pair of SQR Atomic humbuckers, along with with coil-split and series/parallel switching options. All in all, it makes this short-scale model the most tonally flexible in the Contemporary Series lineup.

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Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special: $459 $344
With its trio of single coils carefully positioned to provide a distinctive set of tones – not to mention optimal space for picking – the Contemporary Stratocaster Special is a singular take on Fender’s most famous format. A hardtail version, the Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT, is available for the same price.

Squier Contemporary Stratocaster HH FR: $489 $367

Squier Contemporary Stratocaster HH FR: $489 $367
A SuperStrat if ever we saw one, the Stratocaster HH FR deploys a pair of Squier Atomic humbuckers for chunky rock tones, with coil-split positions in the second and fourth selector spots. And, of course, the Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo is on hand to tackle the wildest divebombs you can throw at it.

Squier Contemporary Active Starcaster: $479 $359

Squier Contemporary Active Starcaster: $479 $359
With a sealed semi-hollow design and two Squier SQR active ceramic humbuckers, this is a Starcaster for players of a heavier persuasion, and in Gunmetal Metallic and Shoreline Gold it looks the part, too.

Squier Contemporary Active Precision Bass PH: $499 $374

Squier Contemporary Active Precision Bass PH: $499 $374
Thanks to its active split single coil and humbucker pickups, this is one of the most versatile P-Basses you can buy for under $500, and with a roasted maple neck and sculpted heel, it plays above its price tag, too. You can get also get the five-string for $397.49, down from $529.99.

Squier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH: $499 $374

Squier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH: $499 $374
The Contemporary Active has the Jazz Bass look, but with a fresh active pickup edge. A Fender-designed active 9V preamp is onboard, packing controls for volume, pickup blend, traditional tone and stacked boost controls for bass and treble. A five-string version is also available, down from $529.99 to $397.49.

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Michael Astley-Brown
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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.