Fender Introduces $199 Squire Stratocaster USB Guitar For iOS Devices [VIDEO]

Fender has launched a $199 USB version of its popular Squire Stratocaster series USB guitar, which is now available exclusively at the Apple Store. The new Guitar features USB & iOS connectivity, giving users access to a huge range of tones rom Fender, along with the convenience of a direct connection to their iOS devices (via 9to5Mac).

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The new Squier USB Stratocaster Guitar features a traditional 1/4-inch output, Type Mini-B USB connector and two included cables for connecting via USB or directly to iOS devices. Since the device comes with a 30-pin cable for iOS devices, owners of newer iOS devices will require a Lightning to 30-pin adapter.

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Product highlights:

  • Pickup select switch
  • Pickup volume control
  • Pickup tone control
  • Headphone volume control
  • 1/4-inch passive guitar output
  • 1/8-inch (3.5mm) stereo headphone jack
  • Type Mini-B USB connector offering bi-directional audio streaming

Check out the new Squier Strat Guitar with USB in action in the following video starring Arizona rock outfit This Century.

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  • As a guitar player for over 20 years, I can tell you what makes a quality guitar is not the connectivity, but the quality of the hardware and wood. At that price point, there is no way that guitar is nothing more than barely a toy because that price point can not get you decent quality hardware on that guitar. Probably fun to mess around with, but in no way would this be a guitar you would rely on for performance or proper recording contrary to what this “promo” video contends, without some serious upgrading by you once you buy it.