Fender Squier Mini Strat V1 Electric Guitar (Discontinued)


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Fender Squier Mini Strat
Fender Squier Mini Strat

Many decades after it was first released, the Fender Stratocaster is still among the most familiar electric guitars in the market. As such, you can see various iterations of the guitar, be it in price categories, colors and sizes.

Speaking of size, the Squier Mini Strat is the student-friendliest of the lot, sporting a compact 3/4 size profile that also makes it viable for musicians who like to travel a lot.

Aside from the size and pickup control configuration, the Squier Mini Strat is very much like its regular sized sibling in terms of tone, playability and sonic flexibility, albeit with some cost cutting done on the parts and build.


  • Body Profile: Mini Strat
  • Body Tonewood: Laminated Hardwood
  • Neck: Bolt-in Maple Neck
  • Fretboard: Indian Laurel
  • Scale Length: 22.75"
  • Nut Width: 1.6"
  • Pickups: 3 x Standard Strat Single-coil
  • Bridge: 6-saddle Vintage-style String-thru Hardtail bridge
  • Bundled with Gigbag: No
  • Total Length: 34.5"
  • Weight: 5.8 lbs


The general consensus is that the Squier Mini Strat is a great beginners guitar, with enough depth for even experienced players to appreciate. Many also commend it for its eye candy finish and overall appearance.


There are some reports of the guitar going out of tune rather quickly, a typical problem with affordable guitars that can be remedied with some adjustments or upgrade parts.


Check out the Fender Squier Strat Mini if you're looking for a familiar yet compact instrument to take on the road.

This guitar has been discontinued - for alternatives look at our recommended list of The Best Electric Guitars for Beginners.