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It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Mar 7th, 2012 07:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes, yes they are.

Had my J5 since '09 and I still can't believe how much I enjoy playing this guitar.

Anybody else have pics of their Squier instruments in action?

Somebody snapped a picture of this geezer playing my guitar

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Top dog in a litter of mutts
Mar 7th, 2012 11:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not yet, but I used my VM Tele at my Wednesday am gig.

It plays well and the Duncan Designed bridge and neck p'ups sound better than my '09 Fender Tele.

I reversed my reverse plate on mine.



Mar 7th, 2012 08:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They are good and are easy to play guitars.
Kind of takes the “Big money” idea out of the picture.

Rather focus on guitar playing,
Imo, if you can play guitar good,
The Squires will sound good.

I’m digging my new Basswood VM 70’s strat stock.
I think it’s better than my Classic Vibe 60’s Alder. Have to compare more.

My vintage white VM 70’s has a nice dark rosewood board, Darker than my CV60’s and I like it.

VM 70's

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aka BailingWire

Mar 15th, 2012 06:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Great stuff guys. Jilaw50, those are awsome vids!

Here is my beater pawn-shop Squier being played by a young GI. I put a spare black MOTO pick-guard on it.

This guitar took quite a beating over there. I let anyone play it who wanted to. It was leaned up against a wall pluged into a cheap Rogue solid state amp. Guys would come in with all this gear on and just pick it up. It has many stories to tell...

Squier SE-100 in Iraq



Apr 4th, 2012 04:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm glad you liked my videos.

Very nice what you did with that guitar in Iraq.


My Website w/links to videos


United States

Apr 29th, 2012 04:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My 15 year old squier strat plays and feels better then any Fender ive picked up. Nice on the J5 im a big John 5 fan... people do not realize the talent the guy has. If you have not already YouTube his tele collection... absolutely amazing

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Charlie Don't Surf
Apr 30th, 2012 04:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was just playing my MIK Pro Tone Strat and forgot just what a good guitar it really is. This thing has been in a case for a couple years in our dry climate with no humidification and the frets, neck, and intonation were spot on. Can't always say that about other Fenders. Really surprised me about the fret edges still being completely smooth to the neck.

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Hero, hero

you have done so well...
Apr 30th, 2012 04:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A good one really is, I haven't even seriously considered another Strat since getting my '98 MIM.

Ok, I wanted a FDP one badly but I was dirt poor at the time, still recovering from my move west.

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Saskatchewan, Canada

May 20th, 2012 10:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

ffinity Strat aldo. I'm going to put the middle Nashville Telecaster Strat pickups in the Affinity Strat.

I've never done anything like this before. There's lots of info on FDP so I'm looking forward to playing around with these guitars.

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Saskatchewan, Canada

May 20th, 2012 10:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ouch. Looks like I lost half of the above post. Here it is again.

I bought a used Squier Standard Telecaster last month and a couple of sets of used MIM Nashville Tele pickups. I installed a new set of Grover Mini 6-In-Line Rotomatics last night and a set of Ernie Ball 10-46 stainless steel Regular Slinky strings. The guitar came with 9s.

I also have a Squier Affinity Strat which I purchased used last year.

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Rockland County, NY

So many drummers, so little time.
May 20th, 2012 04:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The only electric guitars I own are a Classic Vibe BSB Tele and a Classic Vibe Sunburst Tele. The are also the most costly guitars I've owned. They're all I need and more. Many have inisted are better than more costly models like "fill in the blank".

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Miami, Florida

May 26th, 2012 05:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You won't get an argument from me. When I retired, I re-evaluated my guitar situation and realized pretty quickly that I enjoyed owning and playing a small selection of guitars. On the other hand, I realized that I was equally happy with less expensive guitars as long as they worked well and felt right.

I've tried an embarrassing number of guitars in my life, but the ones that impressed me as always being good value for money and those that never required massive amounts of adjustment and setup, were Squier models, from an Affinity BSB Tele on up to the highest priced models.

While I'm still selling off a couple more expensive things I have left, what I have decided to keep are my Squier Standard Strat and Tele, my Squier Jazz Bass and sooner or later, a Squier model with dual humbuckers, something along the lines of a Jagmaster.

Lower balances on my credit cards look really good too.

At 63, I don't gig anymore. For that matter, I hardly get together with anyone to play electric guitars anymore. none the less, I still have the same feelings of enjoying a small selection of guitars and Squiers float my boat.




Jun 10th, 2012 08:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'll add a vid. This is me at one of my solo gigs with my Squire deluxe Daphne blue, all stock using the Duncan design SC-101 pups. Several song clips made in to one video. I still have this guitar. I have taken this neck off and put it on my red classic vibe 50's strat because it's thicker and I like it better than the CV neck. I put the CV neck on this deluxe body with a black perloid pick guard. But in this vid the deluxe is all stock, there's even some Pink Floyd in there, lol.



Florida, USA

Jun 12th, 2012 03:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

O-m-gosh! I've had my Standard Tele for almost a year and a half now and after carving a belly cut in back and doing a little work on the neck; I keep planning on doing other things with it but it's my go-to Guitar and as much as I'd like to mod it to make it better; it keeps telling me it can't get no better!...and I keep on believing it! (Yeah; I'm another retired person and when I got my Pacemaker, my Big Orange Gretch just became too uncomfortable to play.) But this Tele is the funnest guitar I've EVER had and I can just kick myself(yeah; like I can get my foot that high anymore)for not "Discovering" Teles decades ago!

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We're last exit on

I-10 west before PCH
Jun 28th, 2012 05:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The best Squier guitars are amazing. Others, competent players, fully functional, but not magical.

Getting a great one is like winning the lottery.

I got extremely lucky with a VM 70's Squier Strat a few weeks ago and will be selling off a few otherwise wonderful strats later this summer as a result!

FDP Data Goon

Hero, hero

you have done so well...
Jun 28th, 2012 06:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yea, when the magic happens it happens. Can't argue with it.

I have a couple magical ones and one perfectly serviceable one.



"It's all in the mind, y'know!"
Jul 1st, 2012 03:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes they are.



Fremont, NH

Jul 5th, 2012 07:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw that video over ayear ago and it was the primary reason for me going to try the CV series..

Now I have 2 Strats, a CV & a ProTone and they are both really fantastic playing guitars.

Every CV I've picked up to try is a winner.. not one dud. Outstanding value, especially used.

CV and PT


Florida, USA

Jul 6th, 2012 09:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Part of my "luck" with my Standard Tele IS just luck, I guess.
I prefer Jazz, so the Agathis body which has much of the tone of Mahogany helps and the Rosewood neck which helps keep the tone warm don't hurt none either, and the neck pup cleans up beautifully as long as I don't bump the electronics! The 1.650 neck is a perfect fit and with just the tiniest bit of fret clean-up and nut repositioning, brings things right where I want them! Yeah; and the carved-in belly cut and gentler radius where it rests on the leg makes is as comfortable as an old pair of slippers!

Was it "That Good"? uh;.......IS it "That Good"? YUP!



Jul 15th, 2012 09:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have 2 Classic Vibe Tele's... the mahogany thinline and a CV50-BSB. Really nice guitars.. both needed a good set up but every guitar should be set up properly.


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