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  • Indonesian Squiers

    Who has 'em?

    Are they alright guitars? Some of them look nicer than the Mexicans. But at $150, I'm sure you get what you pay for.

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  • #2
    I know Guitar Center has them...

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    • #3
      I have a Tele Custom II thats made in Indonesia. Its hella nice!

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      • #4
        I played a new Squier Strat in Cherry Sunburst yesterday at GC. It was undoubtedbly one of the best playing Strats I have ever played. I should have bought it. It had a beautiful cherry sunburst and the action was perfect. Nice and low with no buzz anywhere. Seems like the quality of the Squiers has really improved in just the last year or so. I'm sure the pickups and such would need replacing, but the wood and wire were great.
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        • #5
          Here's mine. It plays better than the MIM Tele's I tried out and pretty damn close to the MIA's. It was $179 and since changing pickups and adding Graph Tech piezos it's a great guitar.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by VanR
            I played a new Squier Strat in Cherry Sunburst yesterday at GC. It was undoubtedbly one of the best playing Strats I have ever played. I should have bought it. It had a beautiful cherry sunburst and the action was perfect. Nice and low with no buzz anywhere. Seems like the quality of the Squiers has really improved in just the last year or so. I'm sure the pickups and such would need replacing, but the wood and wire were great.


            I played around with a couple of them - particularly a black Bullet single hum hardtail that was quite light and thinner than a normal Strat - and was a shredder for sure. It was a blast! Then I played a red double hum with a trem - it weighed alot, and I noticed a decal on the back that said alder/agathis. Other than the trem, it was a stunning guitar. $150. Neck was nice and the fingerbaord was very dark as opposed to the red rosewood on the Mexicans. I dunno - the head stock alone makes these pretty kewl guitars.
            The moral of the story is that none of us knows anything.

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            just a burden in my hand...

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            • #7
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              The moral of the story is that none of us knows anything.

              I left her in the sand,
              just a burden in my hand...

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              • #8
                lol on another forum this kid said 'bonnng' as a sound effect then everyone kept saying bong in the thread and he didn't know why
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                • #9
                  The other day I played a 51, I think thats what it was called. It was a strat tele combo.
                  It played very well and seemed to be made pretty well also for a $150 guitar.
                  I wouldnt mind having one at some point.
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                  • #10
                    Here is mine. It's plays well and actually stays in tune for the most part. It's satin black. My only complaint would be the narrow neck. My fat fingers keep getting in the way

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                    • #11
                      I have a Squier Strat made in Indonesia that I bought new here in HK for around US$150. Not bad at all. Fit and finish were surprisingly good, and it plays pretty well. I also have an Amer Deluxe Strat - trust me, there is no way you could mistake the Squier for a real Strat. But it's a fun guitar. I keep it tuned in open G for those Stones moments....

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                      • #12
                        I just got a '51 that's really incredible. The quality seems to vary widely, however.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by -Bong-


                          I played around with a couple of them - particularly a black Bullet single hum hardtail that was quite light and thinner than a normal Strat - and was a shredder for sure. It was a blast! Then I played a red double hum with a trem - it weighed alot, and I noticed a decal on the back that said alder/agathis. Other than the trem, it was a stunning guitar. $150. Neck was nice and the fingerbaord was very dark as opposed to the red rosewood on the Mexicans. I dunno - the head stock alone makes these pretty kewl guitars.


                          I love how they've given the Squier range a CBS-style makeover - always loved that look anyhow, and it's really given the Squiers an identity of their own rather than merely being cheap Fenders.... if only they did a 68 reissue style, I'd have bought one and Hendrixed it already.

                          I love Squiers, I'd have loads if they made em lefty.
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                          • #14
                            i have 2 squiers. one i got s/h which was originally from one of those packs and one of the 2005 standards. i love them both. the 2005 is excellent. ive played loads of squiers side by side with Mexican fenders and alot of the time the squiers come out tops.

                            look out for korean or japanese squiers. although the koreans are usually plywood they seem to have a great tone. the new standard series are great too.

                            its just a case of playing a bunch and picking out the one that stands out.

                            my 2005 is metallic black with maple fingerboard. the only thing i want to change is the pickguard; to a black one. it doesnt need any upgrading at all imo



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                            • #15
                              I got a Standard tele 2005 natural cherry for about the equivalent of 170 USD (in sweden it is a bit more expensive).
                              Side to side to an original USA it is impossible not to notice the differences in finish. USA=nicer, much nicer looking.
                              I fit mine with some british hand made pick ups (Bare knuckle Country Boy Tele Set)...I have no problem sayng that now it does sound better than any tele I have tried out there.
                              Stock pups. are OK thou. As somebody else claimed neck is thin and fast; chubby hands might not be always pleased.
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