Welcome to the curious case of the Stratocaster that’s half the guitar it used to be—literally. Picture this: a red Squier Stratocaster that looks like it went through a magician’s box, and well, the magician might still be looking for the other half.

What the heck happened? How do you split a guitar in half? What happened to the other half? Here are some guesses that might just strike a chord:

  1. Maybe the guitar had a disagreement with its bandmate—the bass—and decided to split… literally.
  2. It could be that it heard about “cutting costs” and took it upon itself to slash its own price tag.
  3. Perhaps it’s an avant-garde statement piece titled “Fret Not,” inspiring guitarists to focus on the bright side—the side that’s still here.
  4. Is it possible that the guitar simply wanted to lose some weight and overdid it on the “trim the fat” regime?
  5. Let’s not discount the possibility that it’s part of a new trend: minimalist music, where you play only half the notes for a full minimalist experience.

This half-Strat may be part of a mysterious vanishing act, or maybe it’s just the latest in compact design—fitting into the tightest of gig bags with ease. Whatever the case, one thing’s for sure: it’s half the hassle at soundcheck… or is it?

So, to the Strat that’s half gone but fully remembered, we salute your boldness. You’re a puzzle wrapped in an enigma, strung up on a half-body. May your strings always be in tune, and may the missing half of you rock out in a parallel universe.

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