I start with a solid foundation – good neck, comfortable and light body, quality tuner keys, well-machined screws for saddles, intonation, etc. – then I go to work to make this the best cheap Stratocaster you’re ever likely to find..
Your new Squier Slayer Stratocaster guitar will have all the features of a Fender Squier Affinity series stratocaster –
5 pickup positions
1 master volume control
1 tone control for neck pickup
1 tone control for middle pickup
2 extra pickup positions (neck + bridge & all 3)*
Treble bleed circuit
Tone control for mid pup also controls bridge pickup
Mylar capacitor for tone controls instead of cheap ceramic cap
Full-size CTS 250k volume control instead of cheap import
Bone nut instead of Squier’s plastic nut (upon request*)
Roller string guides instead of flat friction guides
D’Addario #9 strings (stretched and intonated)
All frets are ensured to be level
Fret ends filed smooth
Fast-action fuse for your protection
*- Those 2 extra pickup positions include neck + bridge pickups to give that Telecaster sound! The other extra pickup position is the ability to play with all 3 pickups for a voluminous, room-filling sound – great for when that second guitarist doesn’t show! 🙂
And most importantly –
Your Squier Slayer Stratocaster will be personally setup by Hank Castello.
* Many players prefer the warmer sound of synthetic nuts, so we are now only replacing with bone nuts upon special requests.