As far as the quality is concerned, they have different models so it really depends on which model he has. Squier Sq guitars are a smart pick to fill out your musical instrument collection. The left hand image below shows how these initial Fender reissue headstocks looked. I know what guitar you're referring to. The early three-bolt strat by Squier serial no. I don't know about the Chinese models, but the Korean models were made by Young Chang. In addition, electric guitars are sold by a range of sellers on eBay, therefore you can take comfort in your purchase decision.
Sadly, value has nothing to do with quality. Does your say Squier Bullet 1 on the headstock? This article, along with its companion piece on the , sets out to provide an impartial and realistic look at the sometimes great, and sometimes not so great, 1980s Squier Strat. The serial number is printed on a sticker located on the back of the neck, close to where the neck attaches to the body. I do have pictures but can't upload them as I'm currently not near my computer where they are stored! As you can probably tell I am quite passionate about them, there is a reason for that. Including reissues like Jazzmasters and Mustangs. Both have different model numbers.Next
The frets are so worn that it can't be set up with good action without string buzz. There are many different E-Series guitars. According to the info i found its a chinese made squier, made in '81? Because if it's 'E102201', and not '102201', then it makes perfect sense. These are not produced in Fender-owned shops, but rather are merely contracted out. I think it probably has the original strings! The were simply, a better option, financially which is probably what you meant? Are you sure you have the serial number just right? According to the August '86 edition Making Music - the free musicians' mag, Fender were still officially terming these guitars '57 and '62 reissues, regardless of the deviations. One neck I bought separately not the ones pictured and it is the most beautiful neck I have. This is where things started to get complicated.Next
Oh, and Squiers are even less uniform about the serial numbers and keeping records since they were mostly made by subcontractors in factories not owned or operated by Fender. Should look nice with the red body Do you guys or anyone know anything about the pickups? Anyway I will scan and post on my website when I get a chance. You will want to put in 3 new 250k pots, and an Orange Drop 0. In Canada, the Squier guitars from the early - mid 80's were every bit as good or better than any Fender being released. Take the guard off and look for extra holes. Squier Company in early 1965, shortly before Fender itself was acquired by in May of the same year.Next
Fender was also losing sales in Japan to Japanese guitar brands such as , and and the establishment of would benefit Fender sales in Japan, as well as overseas. If it were an 8 hole originally - those don't line up with 11 hole guards. Were Squiers even being made then? The £285 of the System 1 Strat came down to £225 or thereabouts at that time — simply because the new Korean models, at £179 or even £169, would otherwise take all the trade. Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship. As for the body, not sure what it is, the poly coatings were quite thick which might be where the weight is. That's why a lot of even more recent guitars you can only narrow it down to a year or two range, because sometimes months pass between when a neck is made and when it is assembled onto a body to make a complete guitar. Edited to add: What does it say below the Squier logo? Wanted a burst but got too good of a deal on a black one and the black has really grown on me.Next
Victor Squier started making his own hand-wound violin strings, and the business grew so quickly that he and his employees improvised a dramatic production increase by converting a treadle sewing machine into a string winder capable of producing 1,000 uniformly high-quality strings per day. It has the single bar magnet pickups , which I think this guitar also has, and it sounds great. 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. Not mine, but maybe become mine ;0 The S-Serial Strats Ausquier mentioned, I know. Came across an online ad for a Squier I might be interested in. Equivalent '57 Reissues can be found via.Next
When the frets were new the neck was great. Everything looks Squier other than that. The original Japanese models were made to test the market for Japanese made Fenders and were, therefore made to far higher standards than the relatively crummy Squier guitars of the 1990s. My number 1 strat definately, especially now that it is matched with a really good mij body. They were certainly worth getting refretted to make playable, and I plan never to sell mine. Probably made by Yako Taiwan. Thanks for compiling this great list, leadowner! Serial number information can be very odd and contradictory at times! There is some limited production Bullet series in China.Next
Please provide the entire serial number and tell us what condition it is in; 98%, 95%, 90%, 80%, 70%, etc to get a valid value. There isnt much info on these older bullets. That's why we check and double-check all the data before we offer opinions on data. I think the body was full size, at least I didn't notice it being smaller. I think that is stock as well.Next