Squier is fender-sharing its product platforms, trademarks, standards and iconic designs squier is the launching pad for beginners, pointing intermediate and advancing guitarists toward their ultimate goal-owning a fender. The squier by fender bullet strat with tremolo is an affordable and squier by fender short scale stratocaster - brown sunburst bundle with frontman 10g amp, cable, tuner, strap, picks, and austin bazaar instructional dvd by fender $21999 $ 219 99 prime (4-5 days) free shipping on eligible orders. Starting with the squier current/popular stratocaster around the beginning of 1983 (model cst-50: a ‘70s type bullet-truss strat with flush-poled pickups), the squier strat began to diversify away from the strict ’57 and ’62 reissue format.
The vc squier company manufactured strings for violins, banjos, and guitars it was established in 1890 by victor carroll squier in battle creek, michigan in 1965, the company was acquired by fender by 1975, squier became defunct as a manufacturer and a brand name for strings, as fender opted to market its strings under the fender brand name. The serial numbers in principle chronological, but as already mentioned, as a result of fender's production, there are a several serial numbers that overlap the only way to try to figure out the date is to remove the neck from the body and check the butt end of the heel of the neck. The series included stratocaster, telecaster and precision bass models, and three bullet® models—affordable entry-level instruments combining stratocaster-style body shapes with telecaster necks in triple-single-coil or dual-humbucking pickup versions, plus a split-pickup bass with a telecaster-style headstock.
Post subject: re: dating a chinese squier strat by fender posted: thu mar 15, 2012 4:02 pm amateur: joined: sun mar 04, 2012 11:01 pm posts: 159 i would hazard a guess based on past experience that it is probably a 2003 lately it seems a majority of guitar companies date their guitars using the 1st 4 digits of the serial i'm sure there are. The fender bullet was an electric guitar originally designed by john page and manufactured and marketed by the fender musical instruments corporationit was first introduced as a line of student guitars to replace the outgoing mustang and musicmaster models. Dating your instrument the following chart details the fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to 1964 you will notice that there is quite a bit of overlap of numbers and years. The s and e squires seem to be from the late 1980's/early 1990's and don't seem to have a reliable serial number system for dating some squier ii's were made in india around 1989-1990 a lot of the squier ii's had a plywood body chinese squiers: yn: y = yako (taiwan) the second character refers to the decade n = nineties (1990's. Check out this youtube vid(not mine)recorded with a straight out ot the box squier bullet strat hmm,maybe i should get another one in arctic whitethey have them for under $85 at music 123(until 4/11 when you use the discount code 80rocks.
Squier serial numbers beginning with ca are made by axl china indonesian squiers: ic = made in indonesia by cort (solid agathis from 1998), followed by 2-digit year is = made in indonesia by samick bullet series (plywood), followed by 2-digit year indian squiers: some squier ii's were made in india around 1989-1990. Squier bullet strat is a very popular option at the bottom of the price range it's in the top 3 bestselling electric guitars and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as squier by fender bullet or squier bullet mustang hh. The truth about early korean squier strats bob leggitt | sunday, 19 august 2012 | perhaps one of the biggest talking points regarding the fender company’s history through the latter half of the 1980s, is the move in production of the squier guitar range from japan to korea. Squier strat vs fender strat comparison there's a lot of snobbery surrounding the whole squier strat vs fender strat comparison keep in mind, however, that the negative generalisations that plague squier's reputation tend to come from less experienced gear heads who are fixated with brand and image over pure playability and tone - both very subjective things. Tips to help you accurately date your fender japan guitar first, you want to determine whether your guitar is from the jv, sq, mij or cij series.
This particular squier bullet model is also distinguished by the fact that it featured a two pickup configuration, (neck and bridge) instead of the usual three pickup, a stratocaster style neck instead of a telecaster style neck, one output through the pickguard, 2 knobs, (one volume, one tone)and a hard tail, top-load, six piece bridge. My squier bullet strat serial number discussion in 'squier stratocasters' started by lukinu, aug 1, 2011. Back in 2012, i ordered a squier bullet strat hss (brown sunburst), also from amazon, & was quite impressed with the quality of it so much so, in fact, that a couple of weeks later, i ordered another one as a backup. Squier bullet stratocaster - sunburst despite fender’s success with fender japan, in 1988 the company added production capability in korea, which had lower labor costs, and launched the “bullet” line of instruments, which was aimed at the student market.
Bullet necks seem plastic feeling to me basswood body ceramic pickups cheap hardware affinity neck feels like a real neck, satin finish agathis body alnico magnet pickups better hardware my first guitar was a affinity strat still play it today i would only consider getting a bullet to do crazy outlandish mods to for fun. The bullet features a laminated body, a 21-fret maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard and chrome covered tuners 3 single-coil pickups, a non-tremolo hardtail bridge and 5-way switching make this. The fender bullet hss stratocaster electric guitar is a simple, affordable and practical guitar designed for beginners and students the bullet sports classic styling that includes the added benefit of a one humbucking/two single-coil pickup configuration. They are sold as a strat-pac with a little squier 10w amp they are black with a three ply wbw pickguard, 21 frets, small headstock, 6 point trem, and non-staggered ceramic pups many, including mine, have really nice frets and necks.
Actually, the fender squier version of the tom delonge stratocaster was introduced in 2002, after the success of the mim fender guitars (1999-2004) the chinese-made squiers used a seymour-duncan detonator pickup, as opposed to the mexican-made fenders using the seymour-duncan invader pickup. Hi guys, this is my fisrt post to this site i'm a 37 year old bedroom plank spanker (ooer misses etc) from the uk i own quite a few guitars (9 i think), but on inparticular is a favourite of mine: an old korean squier strat that i picked up around 1992. The bullet stratocaster sss elecrtric guitar with tremolo is a simple, affordable, and practical guitar designed for students and beginners it's a great choice for a first guitar, no matter who you are or what style of music you want to learn. Squire strat bullets (dating unclear) fn(xxxxxx) us made guitars and basses destined for the export market some may have stayed in the us or found their way back (made to standard strat specs, dating unclear) i(xxxxxxx) a limited number of these i series guitars were made in '89 and '90.