The Hello Kitty Stratocaster is an original series of Stratocaster Electric guitar made by Squier. It is available in either pink or black and is equipped with a custom Pickguard in the shape of Hello Kitty's head.
The guitar is equipped with a single Humbucker pickup in the bridge position, a Maple neck and an Agathis body. It has only one knob, which is to control the volume. It has been in production since January 2006.
Unlike a majority of the Hello Kitty brand products sold, the guitar is not marketed at the very young female demographic, but rather teenage girls. The guitar has not picked up very much popularity except as a novelty, owing to its inferior quality when compared with the Fender Stratocaster. Notable users of Hello Kitty Stratocasters include Brian Amadeus Moderatto, Lisa Loeb, Courtney Love, her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, Dave Navarro and Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's.
- Fender Hello Kitty Stratocaster Official website
- Squier Hello Kitty Stratocaster specifications page