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Squier Contemporary Active Starcaster in Flat Black

Sealed semi-hollow design with active ceramic pickups for crystal-clear resonance

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Sam Beattie

The Starcaster is arguably one of Fender’s boldest designs. Its striking offset semi-hollow design stuck out like a sore thumb among the classic Fender staples.

Now, Squier have given the semi-hollow Starcaster the Contemporary Series treatment: active ceramic pickups, a satin C-shaped neck and a gnarly matte finish. A rock ‘n’ roll instrument to the core with an accessible price point – what’s not to love?

New Squier Starcaster Guitars - Striking Colours, Offset design & Active Pickups!

Key features

  • Sealed semi-hollow body for resonant tones
  • All-Maple construction for crystal-clear treble response
  • Active Squier SQR ceramic pickups offer a cutting-edge contemporary sound
  • Speedy 12” radius with C-shape neck
  • Black chrome hardware for a slick aesthetic
  • Matte finish with matching headstock strip

Here’s what Fender say:

The Starcaster broke the mold of semi-hollow guitar design with its offset body shape when it was introduced in the ‘70s, offering versatile sounds and out-of-this-world styling for the most adventurous players.

The Contemporary Active Starcaster is an evolution of the original Fender model, engineered with a sealed semi-hollow body for minimized feedback and powered by dual Squier SQR active ceramic humbucking pickups for high-output tone. Player-friendly features include a slim, comfortable “C” shaped neck profile with a fast-playing 12” radius fingerboard and narrow-tall frets, as well as a stop tailpiece for solid tuning stability.

This Squier model also features a matching painted headstock contour, black chrome-plated hardware and a smooth satin neck finish for a natural feel.



  • Body: Laminated Maple
  • Body Finish: Matte Urethane
  • Body Shape: Starcaster


  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Frets Size: Narrow Tall
  • Position Inlays: Black Dots


  • Bridge Pickup: Squier SQR Ceramic Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Squier SQR Ceramic Humbucker
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: HH


  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Hardware Finish: Black Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Die-Cast Sealed
  • Pickguard: None
  • Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
  • Bridge: Adjustable with Stop Tailpiece
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .009-.042 Gauges

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