Fender Squier Standard Stratocaster

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Fender

Description Traditonal Fender Strat with the Squier name on the headstock. 3 single pickups, white pickguard, 2 tone controls 1 volume pickup selector.
Posted By Colin Laing (256)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 3/2/2007, Chris Conway (5) posted:
Overall Rating:
I got this as a gift, and as a beginner guitar it's excellent. If I lost it, I would probably invest in a Regular non-Squier Fender, or if I had the money, a Gibson Les Paul. The best aspect is the amazing versatility, the worst aspect is that the tone isn't as rich as other guitars.
Price: $150.00
Features:
Maplewood neck and sunburst body, 21 frets 6 strings. Two tone controls (neck and middle) and one volume. Three single coil pickups, double cutaway.
Playability:
Has five-setting blade, with bass/treble and rhythm/lead switches. The sound is a standard fender, but you can get a spacey, low sound on the higher notes with the neck setting. Gibsons have better tone, but for a cheap guitar the Strat isn't bad.
Sound Quality:
I play with a Peavey Mini amp with high gain. Without distortion, the guitar sounds like an amplified acoustic, you can only get a decent tone with gain. It's suitable for punk, pop, general rock, and acceptable for metal and blues. It's a very versatile guitar. Probably better for the stage.
Durability:
So far, I've had no problems with playing. I can play for several hours, and it stays in tune, but I don't know about climate chnages.
On 2/10/2006, Jonathan Schendel (37) posted:
Overall Rating:
Just a beginner but so far pretty good luck with it no problems except for the connection where the cord connects was loose when I bought it
Price: $160.00 (new)
Where Obtained: guitar center
Features:
Just a beginner but so far pretty good luck with it no problems except for the connection where the cord connects was loose when I bought it
On 10/21/2003, Dave Geist (28) posted:
Overall Rating:
I chose this for the price, and to have a cheap guitar for home use, I would not buy this again, It can use better pickups, wider neck, more solid bridge, My favorite aspect is the low action,the worst aspect is the thin sound, the guitar is a good value for beginners, and for home practicing.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $100.00
Where Obtained: private owner
Features:
Made in china, rosewood fingerboard, alder body, 24 frets,6 strings,1 volume, 2 tones, 5 way selector switch, 3 pickups, passive electronics, cherry sunburst,single cutaway,string thru body, grover machineheads
Playability:
I can obtain a nice low action that i like, the action is a little springy, neck is a bit narrow, it does not compare with gibsons, which i am used to. flaws are, narrow neck, weak pickups, lack of rich tone.
Sound Quality:
I use a fender amp, pro champ, DOD effects, I play progressive rock,and jazz, it fits ok for rock, and country, the sound is thin,it is thinner than most other guitars I've played, it is noisy in the first, third, and fifth position, better for home practicing.
On 4/18/2002, Phil Kurian (10) posted:
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Bought this as a first Electric Guitar. Mucked around a bit with a friends Yamaha Pacifica 112. New guitar was basically a choice between the squier and pacifica. Chose the Squier mainly because I wanted something different to the Pacifica. I also wanted to get a proper fender, but out here they cost something like $1200 for the standard version (approx $600 american). So I figured I'd buy something that looks like a fender, plays well and is cheap. The squier was the perfect choice. Compared to the pacifica, it's a bit heavier and lacks the humbucker, but it has a better bridge, an extra tone control (if you need it), and hey... It looks like a standard fender :))))) Overall why should I fork out huge amounts for a "real" Fender, when I can make a "frankenstein" squier up for cheaper?! I suppose the story may be different if I was paying american prices.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $500.00 AUD (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Factory Parramatta
Features:
Indonesian Standard Statocaster Agathis Body, 22 frets. Sherwood Green Metallic. Twin Pivot Synchronised Tremolo. Non locking Die cast tuners. Looks exactly like all the other Fenders :) (except for a few minute details)
Playability:
Great playing and action. No trouble fretting notes etc. Plays a lot like the pacifica. Fantastic once you "grow into it".
Sound Quality:
Typical Fender sound. Has the icky 60 cycle hum, but I can live with it. As part of my "convert a squier to a fender" project. I'll be upgrading the pickups to american standard Delta tone pickups. It'll be interesting to see how it sounds after that. Doesn't have the power of the humbucker on the pacifica, but I intend to keep this guitar as a pure single coil strat.... and then get another guitar if I ever want to play the stuff which requires the output of a humbucker.
Durability:
Tough as nails. I've bumped this into all sorts of walls etc, and it still isn't scratched. Goes out of tune quite often though.
On 5/6/2001, Huw Murdoch (996) posted:
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For the price, this guitar screams. I am currently saving for a new guitar, but I won't forget this great axe, it feels just right, sounds great, and it takes the punishment of late night jams and welll meaning friends. If you're looking for a guitar in a lower prcie bracket, but want one that is versatile, sexy, and will be great to play, seriosly consider the squier.
Price: $350.00 Australian (new)
Where Obtained: Music Junction (Australia)
Features:
Made in Indonesia, maple neck, hardwood body. 21 frets, 2 otne controls, 1 volume, 3 single coil pickups with 5-way switching. Cast/Sealed machine heads, fulcrum tremolo.
Playability:
This squier has a great neck, my hands just glide over the fretboard, it feels so nice. The action is good, though I need a light touch on the g string at the lower frets to stop it going out of tune. It plays real nice, it feels as good as a properr strat, though the action needs to be a bit higher.
Sound Quality:
I normally use this free of many pedals, just soo=me wah and delay and it sounds great going through my Marshall amp. I can put in on the first two pickups and get a great warm jazz sound, and then select the bridge pickup with a bit of distortion and cut diamond. The sound is not as subtle or versatile as an American strat, but for the prcie this has great tone even without effects.
Durability:
I treat this guitar like any solid body electric should be treated, it stands up to it all. the only problem is that some of the screws don't hold too well without a little glue in the thread.
On 3/27/2001, Karl Haikara (2330) posted:
Overall Rating:
I got this guitar because it was cheaper than the regular Fender, and I didn't see much difference. Allthough if I start to play live I would get a real Fender, if I wanted to play a Fender. I would probally not buy this guitar again if it was lost or stolen, and would instead but a real Fender Strat of Tele or get and Epiphone Les Paul Studio. It is a good starting guitar, or if you just want to mess around with a Strat.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $224.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
Made in Indonesia. I'm not sure of the body wood, but the fretboard made of maple, giving the guitar a light sound. Single coil pickups, three of them. It has one three way switch (with two "in the middle" positions), one volume, and two tone controls. It has a double cutaway body, with the Fender headstock. The tuners are non-locking, and it has a cheap tremelo.
Playability:
The neck has a very chunky, giving a different feel than the other guitar I play (a DeArmond M-55). I sorta like the chunky feel though. The playability is just fine, I never had any flaws, except when I first got the guitar, then the switch was screwed up, and it got out of tune constanly.
Sound Quality:
I use a Rouge amp, with a distortion pedal. I play rock with this, but it would work with many other styles. The sound is bright and sometimes low, but it isn't low very much, just when you select the neck pick-up. With out any distortion, and on the clean channel it sound very clean, round, and full. The only other electric guitar I've played is a very different guitar more suited for rock and jazz.
Durability:
I don't think this guitar would do well for steady live, allthough an ocasional live proformace wouldn't be that bad. It is durable, but not too durable. It dosn't need to be adjusted much. Allt he hardware is holding out well, except the top strap lock, which is falling apart, and getting really loose, so you have to tighten it.
On 12/13/2000, Colin Laing (256) posted:
Overall Rating:
All and all this is a great begginer or first guitar. If your a more advanced guitarist keep on moving youll want something a little more specialized.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $200.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
Made in Indonesia. Maple body(I think)with rosewood fretboard. It has two tone knobs and one volume. 3 generic single coil pickups. Double-cutaway body with string thru design and non locking tuners.
Playability:
Very nice feeling guitar especially for your first. Might be a little heavy but if it is your first guitar you won't notice at all. No real flaws that I cna think of.
Sound Quality:
Good guitar for almost any style I use it primarily for rock. Whith the pickup selector and tone knob you can go from warm to dasrk heavy metal easily.
Durability:
It has a nice finish that doesn't scratch or dent easily and the. Might want to invest in strap locks just in case though cuz I have had a problem with the strap failing once and awhile.