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    Default Squiers are guitars too!

    I've owned and sold 2

    A Protone Stratocaster

    and a Strat with a humbucker in the bridge

    how about you?
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    I bought a $99 Squier for my son to have and learn to play. However he just played my guitars so I sold it to another user. It wasn't much to write home about. However I have read on forums that the Squiers are much better than the Fender American stuff.
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    I had a '89 Squier strat that had an awesome neck on it, and that was about it.
    Way better than my first guitar, sold her for 150.
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    I have never owned a Squier, YMMV.
    "Life's too short not to enjoy great tone."

    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    I have a couple of MIJ Squier necks on Strat partscasters that are spectacular. Wish I could find a complete, stock Contemporary Squier Strat.

    Right now, I have an 89 MIK Squier Strat that's a nice player.....The pickups (which I think are ceramics) actually sound more Strat-ish than the other Strats I own with MIA alnico pickups. It holds the distinction of being the only Strat I've played with vintage-style tremelo that stays in tune.

    I used to own a MIM Squier Tele, but I have nothing nice to say about that one.

    This is my 89......

    "I know just enough to be dangerous....."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CustomWes View Post
    I bought a $99 Squier for my son to have and learn to play. However he just played my guitars so I sold it to another user. It wasn't much to write home about. However I have read on forums that the Squiers are much better than the Fender American stuff.
    From the few Squiers I've cradled in my arms compared to the few American and Mexican made Strats,
    I would prefer spending more money and buying American made, every time. The only guitar I've ever owned
    that stays in tune, and that includes wanking hard on the wammy bar, is the Highway 1 I currently own.

    But the thought of finding a cheap Squier that plays and sounds as good as one 10 - 20 times more expensive
    is an alluring thing
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    Yes, that guitar looks great, the ceramic pups in my MIM were a real disappointment, but that was a '95, I think
    they have improved them since then, and also, the truss rod in that guitar didn't do much when I turned it.
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    I own 2 Squire Standard Strats and a Squier Affinity Butterscotch Telecaster , all of which have been modded to my personal specs. I would never get rid of them.

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    Well alrighty then! I'm glad you're lovin' 'em Jeffo46!
    "Life's too short not to enjoy great tone."

    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    I've owned 4 Squiers: a Bullet-1, 2 Strats (Bullet and Affinity), and a P-bass. The Bullet 1 and the P-bass were bought new, and I kept them for something like 20 years. While nothing really "special", they were both very serviceable axes that did what I wanted them to do. The only (permanent) modification I made was an upgrade to the bridge humbucker on the Bullet. It held me over until I wanted something a little more serious and bought my #1 Tele. The bass I sold because since I went to 6-string full time I had no need for 2 basses and it pulled the short straw.

    The two Strats were mod platforms from the word go. Picked both up used on eBay for sub-$100. One I traded away to a family member because I felt sorry for her having to play a very uncomfortable guitar (a V) as her only electric. The other I'd still have today if the string spacing on the neck were just a little wider. Both were mechanically very sound and made a good basis for the (mostly electronic) upgrades I made on them.

    I'd recommend a Squier to anybody as a sound, low-cost entry axe that will hold its own until they're ready to step up to something more serious.

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    Strats & P-Bass:
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