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Squier Bullet Electric Guitar

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The Bullet features a slightly slimmer laminated body, 21-fret maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, and chrome-covered tuners. 3 single-coil picku...Click To Read More About This Product

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A practical and affordable guitar based on the Strat that's for beginners.

The Bullet features a slightly slimmer laminated body, 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 a good choice for a first guitar, no matter what style of music you want to learn.

FEATURES
  • Thinner laminated body
  • 21-fret maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Chrome-covered tuners
  • 3 single-coil pickups
  • Hardtail bridge
  • 5-way switching
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3.7

(based on 112 reviews)

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Fine for practicing

I bought a Squier Bullet as my first string instrument in March, 2007. I wanted to use it as a purely practice-oriented instrument, and it fulfilled that purpose with very minor exceptions. The...Read complete review

I bought a Squier Bullet as my first string instrument in March, 2007. I wanted to use it as a purely practice-oriented instrument, and it fulfilled that purpose with very minor exceptions. The guitar fails in staying tuned on an irregular basis. In an average week of 3-5 hours/day spent playing, I find myself retuning 1-2 of the strings twice. This is very rarely an issue, as it takes <5 minutes to retune and detracts little from a practice atmosphere. Additionally, the five-way pickup selector only has two settings (settings two and four) that lack a distinct buzzing sound when played through an amplifier. Its tone isn't exactly professional, but somewhat better than I expected from a guitar this price and sounds reasonable when played through a quality amplifier. I'd discourage its use for live performances or recording, due to its inferior tone and tendancy to detune itself seemingly at random. It's the best guitar in this price range to my knowledge, and works reasonably well as a budget Stratocaster backup.

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Bought it in '96

The bullet was my first guitar, and as such it was just okay. I've kept it as a project guitar and changed the pickups and electronics. It's built to sell, not built to...Read complete review

The bullet was my first guitar, and as such it was just okay. I've kept it as a project guitar and changed the pickups and electronics. It's built to sell, not built to last, and not built to give you good sound. The neck began to warp slightly in 2002, but not enough to kill its playability. Bullet pickups sound different from Strat pickups. They're bland an uninteresting, lacking typical Fender punch and clarity. Wiring and electronics are cheap, with relatively poor solder joints. My tone and volume pots began to scratch and hiss after about a year. The body appears to have been made from whatever scrap of wood they had lying around, and routing was sloppy. The body is essentially hollow underneath the pickguard, instead of having separate routs for pickups and electronics as Strats do. This eliminates much tone and sustain. I'd reccommend buying a Fender first, even to beginners. Resale value is infinitely better on a Fender if you decide the guitar's not for you.

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2.0

My First...

By >=O

from GA

Don't get me wrong, this is an EXCELLENT guitar to get you started. Mainly to see if you like the guitar or not. I reccommend it for beginners only, not pros and noobs alike.Specifically, the problems are:Jack comes loose every time I play it, quite annoying. Sound fades in and out because of this little flaw.Also, I have to retune this thing every time I pick it up. It untunes itself within hours of being idle.Another problem is the E and A strings buzz against the frets horribly. Very abnoxious.But all in all, this is a good guitar to learn the basics on. If it's your first guitar and you're po', go for it.

 
2.0

good for starters

By joseph-bT-k5

from lexington, NC

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This guitar is what i used to start off with. The clear channel is really good but the disturtion is really bad, i would put my gain on 5 and it will start to squil. If you want to learn how to play guitar, dont be afraid to take a few extra dallors out of you pocket for a guitar.

 
5.0

Best bang for the buck!

By omaharocker402

from Omaha,Nebraska

Not a bad guitar for the $. It looks great, sounds great and best of all it's made by Fender. Great for beginners or the seasoned veteran.best if used with a Fender amp. Sounds good with effects.

 
5.0

lucky beginner

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

this was my first guitar and let me tell you it still holds its own. the neck is wonderful nd the body is light. made of plywood you say? not a problem. The bridge is flat to the body and for some reason i get more sound out of it unplugged than my fender tele! In the years ive had it its been modified with a late 50s pickup put in the bridge, kept the stock pickup in the middle and a tele rythem at the neck. Its now a one of a kind with an unusaual amount of respect from other players.

 
5.0

wow its awesome!!!!!!

By big benjamin

from Lexington, KY

this guitar is better than anything i have ever played. it has a perfect sound and great feel to it. i urge u to buy it. it is sooooo great. with a little bit of distortion you can be a real rocker!

 
1.0

ok beginner guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

my 2nd guitarist in my band has one and it was his 1st guitar. It sucks! when u turn it up realy loud it makes a really really high-pitched noise, which gets really annoying. but i guess if u are a beginner its and ok guitar. my advise, get a gibson les paul custom, or some kind of epiphone.

 
5.0

great beginner guitar

By Cody-0Y1_s

from PA

This was my first guitar, and i loved it. I could play just about anything on it, from zeppelin to metallica. Stayed in tune very well, put out good tone for the price. If you're just beginning guitar i highly recommend it. Great beginner guitar.

 
5.0

Don't listen to these idiots

By Guitarman06

from Liberty SC

This is a great guitar. Just download the product manual from this site and adjust the string and pickup height like it says and it sounds fine. Definitely a good choice if you're on a limited budget.

 
5.0

awesome guitar

By JimColemanSQUIRE

from Wilkes County

this guitar is so awesome. it is a great sound. it is not for blues though. les pauls are for that, we all know that though. Great guitar. A must have for the holiday.

 
2.0

It's ok,but not great

By rr3 4 ever

from windber, PA

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My friend owns this guitar and it's ok. I've played with him afew times and my squier strat [from the srat pack] blows it away. the pickups on this guitar buzz alot and the distortion is horrible. Clean the guitar sounds pretty good. The strings on the low e string buzz,but is easily fixable by what I know. over all this guitar is ok. I recommend the strat for the extra$$.

 
3.0

It's a great price for a good guitar

By JOSH C

from Fairfield, CA

It's a really good guitar for starting musicians.

 
2.0

Great

By Icarus-wG5Lx

from Sioux Falls, SD

I have owned this for 4 years and it is a great beginner guitar. The more you use it (over many years) the better quality it plays. To me, It's just as good as any strat now.

 
4.0

Great value

By Stew-ahzvj

from Columbus, Ohio

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Very good guitar.The best for beginners.It was my first guitar and i play it very often.If you are looking for good quality,low price,and a great beginners guitar this is what you want.

 
5.0

First Guitar...

By Fendergirl002

from Rockford, IL

I am 13 years old and I purchased my first guitar, the Squier Bullet, 5 months ago and am very happy with it. The tone knob fell off a few weeks ago (4 1/2 months), but that was easily fixed. This is a perfect guitar for beginners-it's a very inexpensive price-and it's easy to learn on as well. I would recommend this guitar for any beginner or anybody on a tight budget.

 
4.0

Not A Bad Deal

By Nick S-81YMo

from Caryville, TN

I just got mine today. It's really not a bad piece for the person beginning to play. I've played for about 12 years, but never an electric, so I wanted to try this out since it was inexpensive and looked nice. Right out of the box all it needed was a tune up and it was ready to go. I'm running it through a 25W Vox amp and have to say I haven't found any dead spots, buzzes, rattles, etc. It may not be touring quality, but definitely a wise choice for the beginner.

 
3.0

Good Value

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar has changed a lot. Only one tone control? I looked at mined it has two like the start and i about lost it. But this is an awsome guitar and for it's price it will amaze you.

 
5.0

MY OPINION

By kyle-aoEfc

from Vernon, CT

i bought this for my first guitar when i was about 11 or 12. i liked playing it but then i got sick of it. i bought some guitars here and there and came back to the bullet a couple of years ago. the neck is now very worn in and i have but new knobs, seymour duncan hot rails and jb jr.s in it and now its my favorite guitar its very worn in. i use it for jazz, hip hop and indie rock. i kept the original middle pick up in it cause where the pick up is located its a very warm sound that is my opinion on the bullet. for a ten year old its a very easy guitar to work with

 
5.0

Sweet

By Rockerkid99

from Bedford TX

It's swesome I've had it for a year and it doesen't buzz, gives off a soft clean tone and gives out the hard crunch for rock. I play it through a Vox Pathfinder 15 amp. The only downsides are the bridge screws come out but can easily can be put back in the jack screw also comes out but again it can be screwed back in. It stays in tune really well I can not touch the tuning for a week and it will be (almost) Perfectly in tune. Overall it's great for begginers and will keep up for a while, I'm looking to upgrade to a Fender Tele soon.

 
5.0

Bullet rocks!!!

By Flamebrent

from South Vienna, OH

This is my only guitar, my first guitar also. This guitar is GREAT! Not gonna say its a starter guitar, but it is. It's still THE BEST guitar i've ever played, and i've played a Les Paul!! BUY IT!!!!!

 
4.0

First

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is was my first guitar. When I purchased it I was very skeptical. I mean people talk bad about Squier, but after i got this guitar I will never speak a harsh word at Squier. This guitar is very nice, especially for a first. The body is nice and light. The neck is very strong, it has no curve or bend at all. It has a relatively nice tone and it has alright action. My only complaint would be the input jack comes loose occasionally, but that's an easy fix. I'd definitely recommend this for a new player or for someone just looking for an affordable guitar.

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