I have a Martin I play. Good luck in your search, and welcome to the forum! While the harmony of the guitar remains in tact, the problem of string buzz comes out. In my travels around the world I have seen strat look-a-likes in China, the Philippines and in Africa. When I got home I opened the case and showed my wife. Again, thanks for the comment Pierre! With this setup you can achieve a few different sounds out of the guitar, including one that sound a lot more like a Telecaster. So instead, I went with a Bullet neck. I play acoustic badly as never find the time but my son recently asked for an electric guitar.
I purchased a mexican fat strat with a floyd rose. Make sure you can play it, ie the necks are sometimes a bit narrow for adult fingers…I know mine was…but it may be perfect for you. All over the world, aspiring rockers dream of the day they can own a Stratocaster - after all, they've made their way to the hands of countless legendary artists, including Dick Dale, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Billy Corgan. Bought secondhand so had to do a setup on it. Thanks for your take on the Squier Bullet Strat Pierre! Affordable yet quality in make.
This electronics arrangement offers some of the most popular and iconic guitar tones in history. It really sounds like an old twin. The squier strat was the second guitar i ever bought the first being a marlin sidewinder. Alos, I tend to recomend away from overwound models as you can always add drive, but you can't take it away. I have three Bullets, three Affinities and a Standard.
It made playing guitar seem so difficult. Moral of the story is that Chinese manufactured guitars have higher quality control, apparently, than Mexican made guitars. Why spend £100 on a perfectly serviceable £50 guitar. Squier Strat vs Fender Strat - General Criteria Of course, the problem with trying to make any direct comparisons between the Squier and Fender is that there are over a dozen models, each with different pickups and their own individual features. So I kept it this way. Yes, you may be able to find some really bad Squiers. While I was at it I replaced the tremolo block with a solid steel block, and the tuners with Gotoh machines… oh and I fitted a bone nut to top it all off.
The body is just a little thinner. All Bullet Specials had a 1 ply black pickguard. But, I think those pickups are phenomenal. Of course you can find better tuners and pickups. The headstock says Squier Bullet and on the ball of the stock it says Affinity Series. The Squier Bullet Strat will provide a good playing experience without breaking the bank. Squier standard strats are excellent, Ive had several, have two currently and have set up dozens, youre talking complete rubbish.
At the price, you can afford more of what you want to put into it to make it your own. Although the one I found recently does not appear as nice as Kids explanation of the quality hardware and neck, and body on that Affinity. As a kid one of my best buds was Mark Potter from Elbow then called soft. It will feel like more of a part of you when you do the work yourself. Theres nothing wrong with these guitars if you source them from the right people. Ive been repairing guitars for over forty years and most of what youve written is the juvenile scribblings of someone who cant walk and chew gum at the same time. A few years passed and I was drumming for a band and saw how effortless the guitar player worked his Strat.
As the materials and construction on newer Squiers are of generally decent quality, they provide a solid platform for customisation. I picked up two Aztec Gold Anniversary Classic Vibe Strats. Playing in the same company as a Epiphone Les Paul and a Gibson Les Paul Standard, there is no need to feel inferior at all if played through a Fender amp or the likes thereof. Those will definitely be due for a switch-out. I play mostly Texas-style blues. The ones built in the 90s and around 2001 had the slimmer neck so my advice before buying a Standard try an Affinity before you pull the trigger.
All of these examples have been modified by the owner. It's a great choice for a first guitar, no matter who you are or what style of music you want to learn. I really think my Squier is much better than my main guitar. I have a Squier Stratocaster bought new in 1992 that I need to sell. Plus the plastic wears down rather quickly, so you might have to replace the nut eventually.
Chose the one you like most in the drop down menu. I agree with you Mike. Not everyone has fat fingers. It was a great feeling watching the new owners eyes light up as they tried it out. Are they clean and neat? All Squier Bullet Special guitars were made in Indonesia at the Cort factory.