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Squier Bullet Stratocaster Hardtail HSS Arctic White

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Overview by GAK

Squier Bullet Series

The Squier Bullet collection is one of their most cost-effective series of guitars, offering classic Fender designs at an affordable price. It’s a great range for beginners to start learning guitar on models that are stylish and affordable, and you can’t find a better place to start than with the Squier Bullet series of iconic Stratocasters, Telecasters, and Mustangs.

The variety in this collection makes it easy for new starters to find a guitar that suits them. The Squier Bullet Stratocaster is a versatile guitar that lets you play in a variety of styles with its three single-coil pickups. The Squier Bullet Telecaster also has single-coil pickups and is especially suited to fans of indie and country music. The Squier Bullet Mustang has thick-sounding dual humbuckers which make it ideal for playing heavy rock as they’re better for overdrive and distortion. These are all available in a variety of bold, classic colours to suit your style.

The Squier Bullet Stratocaster Hardtail HSS is a simple, affordable guitar that’s great for beginners and students, giving you a classic Stratocaster sound and style at an affordable price. It’s a perfect choice for a first guitar no matter who you are or what style of music you want to play. Featuring the classic features that made the Stratocaster one of the world’s favourite guitars, the Bullet Strat HT is a great introduction to the Fender family.

Features include a lightweight body and comfortable ‘C’-shaped maple neck, making it even easier for new guitar players to start learning. For pickups, the single-coils give a bright, clear sound - the one at the neck position being great for playing lead, while the middle pickup packs your riffs with plenty of punch without sounding too sharp. The bridge position delivers thick, powerful tones, so combined you get a versatile guitar with a range of tones available at a great price.

There’s also the hardtail bridge giving you increased tuning stability, so you don’t need to worry as much about keeping your strings in tune as developing your skills during long practice sessions.

Available in Arctic White and Black

Get playing straight away with Squier Affinity Stratocaster Pack HSS, Brown Sunburst, which includes everything you need - an Affinity Series HSS Stratocaster, Fender Frontman 15G Amp, gig bag, strap, cable, and picks.

What’s the difference between this and other brand guitars?

The Squier brand is the entry-level for the Fender brand, possibly the most iconic electric guitar brand in the world. The Stratocaster shape is available from Fender from entry-level all the way up to collector level and is the choice of many professionals and guitar heroes like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Dave Gilmour.

If you want to upgrade, consider the Squier Affinity series, which uses an alder body and higher quality pickups. The series has great entry-level guitars at a slightly higher price point.

What is Hardtail?

It’s a version of the Stratocaster without a tremolo arm, which alters the pitch using a bar. With the Squier Bullets Tremolo arm versions the hardtail bridge increases tuning stability, so you don’t need to worry about re-tuning your strings when you’d rather just practice.

What is HSS?

HSS is the pickup configuration or the “microphones” that pick up the movement of the strings.
HSS means Humbucker, Single Coil, Single Coil. Humbucker means the pickup is quieter and more powerful, whereas single coils are valued for their clarity and expression.

Overview by Squier

Designed for players seeking an affordable, stylish and versatile instrument, the Bullet® Stratocaster® HT HSS sports the classic looks and tone that made the Strat® one of the most popular guitars of all time. Highlights include a thin and lightweight body, an easy-to-play “C”-shaped neck profile, a humbucking bridge and single-coil neck and middle pickups with five-way switching for sonic variety, and a hardtail bridge for reliable tuning stability.

The comfortable “C”-shaped neck profile of this instrument (the shape of the neck in cross-section) is sculpted to impart a vintage-style playing feel. The most prevalent neck profile shape, it’s remarkably comfortable and is ideal for all playing styles.

This model features a hardtail bridge engineered for enhanced tuning stability and sustain. This design element also hearkens back to the early- to mid-'70s.

For fat, warm tone with balanced sound, this instrument features a humbucking pickup in the bridge position.

  • Series: Bullet
  • -Body Material: Basswood
  • -Body Finish: Polyurethane
  • -Neck: Maple, “C” Shape
  • -Neck Finish: Polyurethane
  • -Fingerboard: Laurel, 9.5” (241 mm)
  • -Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
  • -Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • -Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.650” (42 mm)
  • -Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast
  • -Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
  • -Bridge: 6-Saddle Non-Tremolo
  • -Pickguard: 1-Ply White
  • -Pickups: Standard Single-Coil Strat (Bridge, Middle, & Neck)
  • -Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup,
  • -Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position
  • 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck
  • Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • -Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1.
  • (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
  • -Control Knobs: White Plastic
  • -Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • -Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • -Case/Gig Bag: None
  • -Other Features: Slim (42mm) Body Profile, Traditional Strat
  • -Headstock shape, White Dot position Inlays



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  • Monica Sharma


    Good budget guitar

  • Michael


    For the price it is a surprisingly good quality product!! BUT!!! If you get one “Made in China” Cry! If you get one “Crafted in Indonesia” Laugh!! Then do your homework: Rusty Strings off, Clean it down, adjust the Neck, give the Tuners a good tournament, check and graphite the Nut, check !All! Screws are tight, put a quality set of Strings on, set the String action and Bridge radius to the Neck radius, set the Pick ups to the right height, Tune it up and off you go! Give it a couple of days until the Strings have settled and adjust the Intonation!! You will wonder what you have in your hands!!! If you can’t do it yourself give it to a Professional! What you get back goes FAR above the Bedroom or Garage!!!

  • Gordon Morris


    A quality product at an unbelievable price. Plays well and looks superb

  • Mark Halliwell


    Excellent guitar, unbeatable quality for the price.

  • Customer


    No complaints, great beginner's guitar and very affordable.

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