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  • Fender MIM Squier Series guitars

    I love these things. Same bodies and necks as "regular" MIM Fenders, less expensive hardware and electronics. To me the electronics sound the same so I don't care, just the crap tuners need to be changed. You can find them at giveaway prices as well. I picked this 94 up yesterday for $100 and am getting a 95 with a rosewood board tonight for $75. That's just silly.



    I one day hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.WORDS OF WISDOM FROM VARIOUS MEMBERS"most often the guitar will rise or fall to the level of the player""people overthink ****************""Sometimes you gotta know when to shut the **************** up and have a little class. Not you, you're special.""If it sounds good to you then it sounds good"The bull**************** and myths in the guitar world are stacked very high.

  • #2
    That is an unbelievable deal!

    People around my area often play the "vintage" or "rare" card when it comes to these and are asking outrageous prices.





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    • #3
      I get those too, some even claim they're "custom".
      I one day hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.WORDS OF WISDOM FROM VARIOUS MEMBERS"most often the guitar will rise or fall to the level of the player""people overthink ****************""Sometimes you gotta know when to shut the **************** up and have a little class. Not you, you're special.""If it sounds good to you then it sounds good"The bull**************** and myths in the guitar world are stacked very high.

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      • #4
        And together. The rosewood one has THE ugliest pickguard I've ever seen.



        I one day hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.WORDS OF WISDOM FROM VARIOUS MEMBERS"most often the guitar will rise or fall to the level of the player""people overthink ****************""Sometimes you gotta know when to shut the **************** up and have a little class. Not you, you're special.""If it sounds good to you then it sounds good"The bull**************** and myths in the guitar world are stacked very high.

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        • #5
          i own one. unfortunately, i bought it off Ebay ($125) and when i received it, it had a lot more wear and tear than i could tell from the photos. the frets were worn down, so i had to do a level. the tuners are indeed pretty bad and not very smooth.



          i'm sure i would've been a lot more happy with it if it had been in better condition. still, after a little TLC, it played well and sounded good.



          i ended up repainting it and putting in some D. Allen alnico pickups. I also went to a one volume, one tone configuration. This is what it looks like now:

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          • #6
            There's a bunch for cheap on my local CL right now but I still can't be bothered. From Squier to CS Fender I've always preferred a good Partscaster. Plus, these MIM Squiers need a bunch of upgrades before they're on par with a regular MIM - so why not just buy a MIM in the first place?

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            • #7
              I disagree, the only real difference is the tuners. I've had at least 10 of the strats, only one Tele. They're much more rare. These are getting parted out on eBay. May keep the maple neck though...... Got the rosewood one torn down already. Most people don't know that until 2005 all the MIM bodies and necks were cut in the US and then sent to Ensenada for painting and assembly. The body on this one has the single CNC hole like the US bodies.
              I one day hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.WORDS OF WISDOM FROM VARIOUS MEMBERS"most often the guitar will rise or fall to the level of the player""people overthink ****************""Sometimes you gotta know when to shut the **************** up and have a little class. Not you, you're special.""If it sounds good to you then it sounds good"The bull**************** and myths in the guitar world are stacked very high.

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Jeff
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                There's a bunch for cheap on my local CL right now but I still can't be bothered. From Squier to CS Fender I've always preferred a good Partscaster. Plus, these MIM Squiers need a bunch of upgrades before they're on par with a regular MIM - so why not just buy a MIM in the first place?




                using that logic: a MIM needs a bunch of upgrades to be on par with a MIA, so why not just buy a MIA?
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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by peskypesky
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                  using that logic: a MIM needs a bunch of upgrades to be on par with a MIA, so why not just buy a MIA?




                  Or to re-phrase; pickups are even more horrible than usual MIMs.

                  I think the nuances may be lost through the OP's amps though.

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                  • #10
                    Love mine,got it stupid cheap($50,pawnshop!!!)



                    Traded the neck,sold the guts.It's still in "project mode",tho...

                    Here it is so far,but I'll prolly black-out the p/g...

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                    • #11
                      I have one, and it's been a great player after replacing everything but the neck & body.
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                      • #12
                        Got one Rosewood Red not that bad, the pickups are ok and the tuners hold tune $70.The neck is what sold me on the guitar a C with some depth.

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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by peskypesky
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                          using that logic: a MIM needs a bunch of upgrades to be on par with a MIA, so why not just buy a MIA?




                          I'm not sure how my comparing a MIM to a MIM is the same as comparing a MIM to a MIA, but whatever. People buy MIM Squiers because they feel like they're getting a sweet deal on a MIM Fender when they really aren't.

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                          • #14
                            Of course they are. Change the tuners and you've got virtually the same quality guitar. I've owned close to 150 MIM Fenders, torn every one of them apart and put them back together. Both of these have the same pickups as regular MIM Fenders.
                            I one day hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.WORDS OF WISDOM FROM VARIOUS MEMBERS"most often the guitar will rise or fall to the level of the player""people overthink ****************""Sometimes you gotta know when to shut the **************** up and have a little class. Not you, you're special.""If it sounds good to you then it sounds good"The bull**************** and myths in the guitar world are stacked very high.

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                            • #15
                              Are the bodies 1 3/4" thick?
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