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Hardtail
post Jun 29 2007, 07:45 PM
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QUOTE (jammer91 @ Jun 29 2007, 06:10 AM) *
Just get a squier starter kit. It comes with everything he needs.



Well those kits are $199.00 minimum brand new and the Squires they come with are "Affinity" series which are made in indonesia and are even worse than a standard Squire.


So I have been hunting Ebay like a mad man and ended up getting a steal. It is a black Fender Squire Stratocaster (Standard not Affinity) with an RMS 10 Watt amp for $77.50 shipped. A bud of mine at the local guitar shop said that he has enough spare parts from standard fenders that if anything is wrong with it he can replace those parts for free. I already purchased new nobs since the original owner colored them with a marker. mellow.gif

This was the listing (and don't worry I got more information from him before buying it):

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The only thing now is getting the guitar here and setting it up before my Nephews Birthday! ohmy.gif


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post Jun 29 2007, 08:56 PM
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Good luck smile.gif Fender is a great starting guitar


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post Jun 29 2007, 09:17 PM
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That's a nice looking Strat!


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post Jul 4 2007, 12:46 PM
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QUOTE (Hardtail @ Jun 29 2007, 10:45 PM) *
Well those kits are $199.00 minimum brand new and the Squires they come with are "Affinity" series which are made in indonesia and are even worse than a standard Squire.
So I have been hunting Ebay like a mad man and ended up getting a steal. It is a black Fender Squire Stratocaster (Standard not Affinity) with an RMS 10 Watt amp for $77.50 shipped. A bud of mine at the local guitar shop said that he has enough spare parts from standard fenders that if anything is wrong with it he can replace those parts for free. I already purchased new nobs since the original owner colored them with a marker. mellow.gif

This was the listing (and don't worry I got more information from him before buying it):

Guitar

The only thing now is getting the guitar here and setting it up before my Nephews Birthday! ohmy.gif


Good find!!!
I wish u had someone like you to guide me towards my first guitar... lol
Now ive got my self an Epiphone Flying V recently and its better than my les paul


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post Jul 4 2007, 04:56 PM
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QUOTE (Hardtail @ Jun 29 2007, 01:45 PM) *
I already purchased new nobs since the original owner colored them with a marker. mellow.gif


LOL! That's hilarious. "I don't need to see numbers, I always keep it on 10."

Great find, congrats!


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post Jul 7 2007, 02:05 PM
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squier makes a 100 dollar ghetto strat that is SSS or H. it's their "bullet" series. the H version was my first guitar. it's very thin, a hardtail bridge, and is ok overall. however, i have a feeling the body is hardwood mad.gif


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post Jul 7 2007, 02:31 PM
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I'm fairly sure the Bullet is also made in Indonesia (correct me if I'm wrong). Besides, they have much worse reviews than standard Squires.

Anyway, the Squire came in yesterday. Here's the list of repairs / maintenance I have made to it.

1) Reattached internal support plate for tremolo springs. (manufacturer only put 1 screw in and only screwed it down half-way). I replaced both screws and seated them 100%.

2) Corrected saddle heights for Action. Some saddles weren't even level with themselves thus making the strings roll off to the side.

3) Tightened Tuner keys. They were super loose.

4) Corrected intonation. 3 strings were not maintaining tone down the neck.

5) Oiled neck. Was very dry.

6) Replaced Jack. Jack was bad and wasn't even soldered in to begin with... they just tied the cable to the jack contact.

7) Cleaned pickguard and removed stray pick from inside body. Go Figure.

8) Replaced all knobs with Standard Stratocaster knobs. (Much better!).

9) Polished body to remove hundreds of scratches. Looks beautiful now but still has some dents on bottom from previous owner not using a stand.

Total $ spent = 0

The only thing I have to do today is try and find someone to replace the jack in the amp which is also bad. wish me luck!

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My Keeley Blues Driver BD-2 Review
My Line6 Flextone II Review

Guitars: Martin D-16RGT with B-Band UST & '99 Fender "Big Apple" Hardtail HH Strat
Amps: Fender Blues Junior Special Edition & Fender Studio 85 (Simultaneous... yummy)
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