The Squier Mini was designed with young players in mind featuring a 22.75 inch scale length, as opposed to the standard 25.5 inch scale length of a typical Stratocaster. This shorter scale length results in less tension on the guitar strings, as well as a shorter reach between frets providing the user with a much easier playing experience.
The Squier Mini boasts a traditional three single-coil set up with 5-way switching. This powerful and versatile platform is suited for almost any playing style. Single-coils are known for their bright, dynamic and articulate tone.
The Squier Mini replaces the traditionally equipped Floating Tremolo system found on most Stratocasters with a Vintage-Inspired Hard Tail bridge. The Hard Tail bridge provides many unique benefits which are well suited to help players early in their career. From restringing to intonation, a hard tail bridge makes set up and maintenance a breeze. Also the vintage-inspired hard tail bridge also provides greater sustain and sonic transference thanks to greater surface area contact.
Rosewood produces a mellow, warm tone that complements the chime of a single coil and the twang of a 25.5 inch scale length. A traditional tone wood which first appeared on Stratocaster fingerboards in 1959, Rosewood fingerboards contain enough natural oil to be left unfinished which offers the player an organic tactile experience.
Ranging in color and hue, Rosewood typically contains deep rich browns with possible highlights of orange, green, purple, and yellow.
The comfortable 'C'-shaped neck profile of this instrument (the shape of the neck in cross section) is crafted to impart a vintage-style playing feel. The 'C' shape is the most common neck profile among modern Fender guitars, and its oval shape is well suited to players with smaller hands. This makes the Squier Mini's neck remarkably comfortable and ideal for all playing styles.
The Squier Mini also offers a slightly thinner body profile than a traditional Stratocaster. This feature not only makes the instrument lighter, but also allows a shorter reach over the instrument for an easier playing experience.
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