OK, last time I mentioned Squier on this blog I absentmindedly referred to their instruments as “beginner’s guitars,” which turned out to be a really bad idea––I got an earful from some very rabid Squier fans!
Hehe… my apologies, I promise not to make that mistake again 😉
Anyways, today Squier announced what appears to be their three new top-of-the-line models for 2008––the Squier Deluxe Series.
This latest family consists of the classically-styled Deluxe Strat (in Daphne Blue & Pearl White Metallic no less,) the modded-out Deluxe Hot Rails Strat (packed with a trio of extra-hot single-coil-sized Hot Rails Humbuckers, and a fat ’70s headstock,) and the new five-string Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V.
In typical Squier fashion, all three instruments are selling for exceedingly reasonable street prices hovering around just $250… and they’re apparently already available at the major online guitar retailers and brick & mortar stores, to boot.
I’ll be interested to get out to my local “big box” guitar store and take one of these for a test drive.