Squier Strat 40th Anniv SNB


Electric Guitar

  • 40th Anniversary Vintage Edition
  • Nyatoh body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Black dot fretboard inlays
  • Neck finish: tinted satin urethane lacquer
  • Neck profile: "C"
  • Fretboard radius: 241 mm (9.5")
  • Nut width: 42 mm (1.650")
  • Bone nut
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Pickups: 3 Fender Designed AlNiCo Single Coils
  • Master volume control
  • Tone control for neck and middle pickup
  • Tone control for bridge pickup
  • Single layer gold anodised aluminium pickguard
  • 6-Saddle vintage style synchronised tremolo
  • Vintage style machine heads
  • Aged chrome hardware
  • Ex-factory stringing: .009 - .042
  • Colour: Satin Sonic Blue
Available since July 2022
Item number 536064
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Blue
Body Nyatoh
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 21
Scale 648 mm
Pickups SSS
Tremolo Vintage
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40 years of the Squier Stratocaster!

2022 marks Squier's 40th anniversary, and to celebrate, the brand has launched a series of limited-edition instruments - which of course include the legendary Stratocaster. The Squier 40th Anniversary Stratocaster, shown here in the stunning Satin Sonic Blue finish, is loaded with a set of Fender-designed AlNiCo single coil pickups, and the guitar's vintage looks are optimally enhanced by its robust aged chrome hardware. This anniversary model from Squier features a nyatoh body with a classic one-piece maple neck to provide a totally natural playing feel, and its three single coils deliver clarity and definition across the entire spectrum from clean to overdrive. The guitar wouldn't be complete without a vintage-style vibrato unit, of course - and the neck plate also features a special "40th Anniversary" engraving.

Traditional vintage design

With its unmistakable sweeping contours, the Stratocaster has always embodied the perfect combination of looks and functionality, and the Squier 40th Anniversary model seamlessly continues this tradition with its lightweight nyatoh body and slim maple neck, delivering the classic Stratocaster sound together with pure playability. The circuitry, housed behind a gold anodised aluminium pickguard, is also completely authentic and comprises three single coil pickups governed by a five-way switch together with a single volume and two tone controls. The vintage-style vibrato - an integral part of any traditional Strat - is combined with a set of robust machine heads and a bone nut, ensuring reliable operation and excellent tuning stability.

For fans and collectors alike

Like every other Strat, the Squier 40th Anniversary Stratocaster is a veritable workhorse that is designed for sonic flexibility right out of the gate. Despite its limited production run, this guitar also comes at a very affordable price, which makes it interesting for collectors as well as giving ambitious beginners the opportunity to get their hands on a limited-edition Strat that is unlikely to be available with the same combination of features and exquisite Satin Sonic Blue finish ever again. As one would expect, this anniversary-edition Squier is a versatile instrument in the rehearsal room, on stage, and in the studio, where its sonic palette can be fully exploited and the player can enjoy the smooth playability with which the Stratocaster has long been synonymous in every position on the fingerboard.

About Squier

Fender is without doubt one of the most legendary guitar and amplifier manufacturers of all time. The company was founded in 1946 by its namesake Leo Fender († 1991), whose innovative ideas brought a breath of fresh air into the musical world. His Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass, and Jazz Bass are not only classics – they also continue to shape the styles of musicians in countless genres to this day. Incidentally, Squier has existed as a company since the 19th century. It supplied Fender with strings right from the start, before being acquired by the company in 1965. Fender has been producing its iconic guitar and bass models at beginner-friendly prices under the Squier brand since 1982.

From Funk to Rock and from Soul to Blues

The sound of the Stratocaster is inextricably woven into the fabric of Rock music history, and in keeping with this tradition, the Squier 40th Anniversary Stratocaster will capably handle numerous different musical styles, delivering everything from glassy, sonorous cleans through to gritty overdrive with excellent presence at all times. The five-way switch lets the player combine the three pickups in a range of different configurations that can cater to virtually every requirement, in addition to which the robust hardware and vintage-style vibrato unit provide even more room for expression. Last but not least, this Stratocaster is made all the more special by its "limited edition" status.

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18 Reviews

A great Strat!
Roy Mcavoy 15.04.2023
Had a US strat for many years and then some mexican and a Japanese.
I guess its all about finding what works for you, but for me this has a lot of mojo. Its light and doesnt feel too stiff.
Plays as well as most of the mexican strats.
The pickups are great, a bit less edgy than some other strats and the bridge pickup is mellow and really useable. Surprisingly great with heavy distortion and fuzz.

I hate blingy and shiny hardware and polish so this matte finish and aged metal is just perfect.
Neck is a very standard C, and is super comfortable to play.
Overall highly recommended.


This guitar plays and sound like a dream!
Theguitarrist 14.09.2023
This 40th anniversary edition is a fantastic guitar that excels in every aspect. Its comfortable neck, stunning aesthetics, quality hardware, especially the tuners, and its exceptional sound make it an incredible value for any guitarist. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, this guitar will not disappoint. I can't recommend it enough - it's simply a joy to play and a true gem in the world of electric guitars.


Amazing sound, small kinks here and there
Idk what Nickname 26.09.2023
I'll start off by saying this guitar sounds incredible, even with the stock "designed by Fender" pickups. After a proper set-up (not that the factory one was bad, but not it wasn't great either), it had no problem sounding close to what an American Fender sounds like.

That aside, the price point is showing in other things such as somewhat cheap feeling tuning pegs, cheaper wiring, nut not being perfectly cut, etc.

Even with the mentioned kinks, the guitar makes up for them with its tremendous sound, very comfortable neck, and being a great platform for mods as well.

Bravo, Squier!

Later EDIT:
After playing it more, the quality issues start to show up more, such as my input jack plate coming off because the screw had no wood to stick to, which in turn made me notice how a few screws from the pickguard were also spinning in the air because the wood didn't hold them in place.
One final grievance is a few frets towards the body that slowly seem to be coming out of their slot.


Great Stratocaster, but beware of lemons
Kristobe 23.09.2023
I was pleasantly surprised by the pickups, the neck (apart from a rather scratchy fingerboard), frets and the overall playing feel, but will be returning the guitar for a replacement because of some finish checking near the neck pocket. Should’ve been pickuped up in QC. Hopefully the replacement is better