Squier refreshes Contemporary Series with redesigned Active Jazzmaster, Starcaster and Jazz Bass, plus all-new Active Precision Bass

Squier Contemporary Series 2022
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Fender has expanded its line of Squier Contemporary Series electric guitars and basses with three refreshed models, as well as an all-new bass guitar.

The Active Jazzmaster, Starcaster and Jazz Bass – originally launched over the course of 2018 and 2019 – have been brought in line with the rest of last year’s high-spec Contemporary Series, with the addition of roasted maple necks, sculpted neck heels and modern-voiced Squier SQR active pickups.

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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.