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Squier Bullet HH Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Tremolo   

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A beauty that won't put you in the red.

The Squier Bullet HH with tremolo is a simple, affordable and practical guitar designed for beginners and students. This special version has black hardware throughout, even down to the black-taped humbuckers. Includes three-way switching, synchronous tremolo and a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and 21 frets.

FEATURES
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • 21 medium jumbo frets
  • Dual humbuckers with 3-way switch

Make you or someone happy with this excellent first guitar. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Bullet HH Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Tremolo

  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood 9.5" Radius
  • No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: 2 Humbucking Pickups
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone, Tone
  • Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
  • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup
  • Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: Synchronous Tremolo with Cast Saddles
  • Machine Heads: Covered Tuners
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply White
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
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SquierBullet HH Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Tremolo
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (26)
  • Good feel (25)
  • Good tone (20)
  • Good pick up (17)
  • Solid electronics (14)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (25)
  • Jamming (24)
  • Small venues (14)
  • Recording (10)
  • School bands (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (6), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a steal!

I have over 150 guitars in my collection, and have returned a couple of mid level Fenders that just did not do it for me.

FIRST THINGS FIRST. Leave the...Read complete review

I have over 150 guitars in my collection, and have returned a couple of mid level Fenders that just did not do it for me.

FIRST THINGS FIRST. Leave the guitar alone! If you want to replace the tuners, get the same trapezoid tuner, or go to: http://amateurluthiery.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/replacing-the-tuners-on-a-squier%C2%AE-by-fender%C2%AE-bullet-strat%C2%AE/ and make up your mind.
What is important on a nut, is NOT what it is made from, but the string to string dimensions, the height (rise and fall), and the proper groove cuts. Bone IS NOT THE BIG ANSWER TO ALL YOUR GUITARS ILLS, and may just add to them, as bone is NOT consistent, and is hard and soft throughout (plastic is consistent). The pickups DO NOT NEED REPLACING, and deliver great punch, sustain, and string response.

I bought this low end (I thought) fender just to see what all the hubbub was about.
The rationale: If I didn't like it, I could always change out the neck and put a new loaded pickguard on it.
For an entry level priced guitar, this thing just rocks! I just picked up two more on sale from Musicians Friend, so now have 4, plus misc. necks and bodies.
The most important thing to me, is that it is made in Indonesia; why you ask, because Indonesia has been producing the best offshore guitars for the last 6 or 7 years, and in my humble opinion blows Korea out of the water on low end guitars.

First off, the tuners don't blow as bad as you are led to believe; this may change after a while, but as new tuners, they are just fine.
The neck is straight and unfinished which makes it fast. The medium frets are right on the edge of giving you some finger rash, so a little light sanding may be in order.
The strings are cheap (Duh!)
After installing the (included) extra tremolo spring (I always use 4, this way I don't have to block it), I gave the truss rod a half turn down, lowered the saddles, and corrected the pup angles (closer to high e, further from low E), and voila, other than the stock strings, and frets needing a little dressing, the guitar played just as well, or better than at least half of my mid price range guitars.
The black hardware is great; I get so tired of looking at chrome.....................
Pickups sound like they are mid range (6-8K), and come across with good punch and sustain.
The shining star on this rig, is the VERY lightweight basswood body. While it may be more dent prone, I don't usually go around banging my guitars into hard objects, and if I did, at the low price, who cares!!!

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Bullet HH Stratocaster

For a affordable guitar it is good. Playability was good. Pickups workable and usable. Smooth feeling neck and fingerboard. Action was good.

For a affordable guitar it is good. Playability was good. Pickups workable and usable. Smooth feeling neck and fingerboard. Action was good.

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5.0

Cannot be beat for the money

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from Springfield,IL

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Bullet HH Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

    Tuners are only so-so, I replaced mine with Grover Rotomatics, frets needed to be polished. That is IT! This little thing plays as nicely as my 1971 tilt-neck Strat. but it's half the weight! It's a joy to play, humbuckers sound great! Neck is great! Balance is great! Workmanship is flawless! Even the strings it came with sound great! Quality control is really impressive, just a super-duper good deal on an awesome guitar, and I never use the word 'Awesome', ever! Bought mine with a gig-bag, got the guitar, played it for a few days, picked up the phone and ordered the hard case for it, it's THAT good! I'm keeping this one forever.

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    4.0

    at first glance.... but rethinking and its a great deal.

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    from southern calif

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • great finish blue sparkle
    • super light body.

    Cons

    • upgrade the strings

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Squier Bullet HH Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

    Being a bassist i have a couple fender jazz basses that are my main players. That being said, when i first picked this little bullet strat up it felt like a toy... which i guess it really might be. but a simple upgrade to the strings of your choice might just change your mind. This almost mini strat body is so light it feels odd at 1st. but once you do, you realize the neck is actually pretty straight, fast, and after replacing the factory strings, realize that the pups were worth the price of admission . fun to play and looks great hanging on your wall..but i think you will find yourself playing it a bit more than you imagined as it has a certain little "fun" factor with the tremolo etc. This review is taking into consideration price, of course, build quality, playability, cosmetic/appeal, and quality of sound for the price, best bang for your buck. remember, at under a bill, come on ! what you get is a little bit of fender fun.

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    5.0

    It is a blast to play!

    By 

    from Wisconsin

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Bullet HH Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

      I bought this guitar after reading reviews and just wanted another guitar to mess around with. I was very surprised! I bought this as a blemished model and I received a guitar that I really had to look to find a scratch on it. I have many guitars ranging in all different price spectrums. This guitar is the lowest priced guitar I have ever owned. The tuners are a little stiff but it holds tune no matter how hard I play it.
      It really has become one of my favorites!! I just love the sounds I get out of it and it really is fun!
      I am so impressed that I am planning on buying another one......You can never have too many guitars.
      Do yourself a favor and get one!

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      5.0

      Great example of what can be done with out breaking the bank

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      from Fenton, Mo

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Bullet HH Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

        I have owned Mex, Korean Chinese and Japanese Strats and this little guitar, with proper set up plays and intonates as well as any guitar I've ever palyed. I haven't had it long enough to say it's good for recording but it is a great guitar in every aspect. I have played since 1963 and have a ton of experiences behind me to judge this beautiful instrument.

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        4.0

        Great starter electric guitar

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        from San Jowe, Ca.

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Bullet HH Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

          This guitar is great for the price. right out of the box and tuning, it was fun to play. the tremolo made it easy to play early 60s classics wthout the use of a wah-wah pedal. good action. The strings will be replaced in a couple of weeks to realy make the sound even better

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          5.0

          Who knew?

          By 

          from L.A.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Amazing Value
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Can't Find One

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Bullet HH Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

          I bought this as an inexpensive way to try scalloping a guitar neck. Got it on a Friday morning, dropped and adjusted the action, played it for an hour and was truly impressed. Better action and tone than an old eighties mim I spent too much money modding.
          I took it to the kareoke bar I frequent that night and played it with a couple blues standards and the KJ thought it sounded better than the other instruments I'd brought in before, (They all cost 10 times more) Shared it with a couple guitar friends who were surprised as well.
          That night, after closing the bar, I tore it apart and prepped the neck. Noon the next day, woke up, got a pot of coffee in me, and 8 hours later got to play my first scalloped neck guitar.
          Whoo Hoo! I recommend it to anyone with the patience and skills to try it.
          I was so jazzed I ordered another one that night( this one in metalic orange, first one was black) and when it arrived it was perfect out of the box. I'm leaving that neck alone.
          Bottom line. The hardware is cheap,but effective, it works. Time will tell how it holds up. Tuners are stiff but they hold it in tune nicely. Another reviewer commented about the quality of instruments coming out of Indonesia and I wholeheartedly agree. The unfinished neck feels great. Fast and smooth. I only wish they had something like this, for a C-note, forty years ago when I began to play. The first guitar I got made my fingers bleed.
          For this kind of money you can't go wrong.

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          5.0

          Awesome Axe

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          from Washington State

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Bullet HH Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

            Say what you want about Squier, But the Bullet Strat rocks. The electronics are awesome. I was skeptical at first as I unboxed it but after changing out the strings and a quick tuning I was very happy with this guitar. Totally recommend it

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            5.0

            great guitar

            By 

            from bethlehem ,pa

            About Me Novice

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Bullet HH Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

              We bought this guitar for our 13 year old grand son. When it came the guitar looked awsome flawless finish which I did not expect from an inexpensive guitar. When I tuned it the sound blew me away sounds as good as any fender I have played.

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              3.0

              Stratocaster Bullet HH

              By 

              from New York, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Poor Hardware

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Bullet HH Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

              I bought this guitar (all black) because it was on sale at ** and I wanted a cheap guitar to jam with. I own a few more guitars since I do recording so I kinda use them to compare to this guitar. The guitar out of the box was just "OK". The tuning knobs are pretty bad, but I guess you could just oil them up to get them a little smoother. The bridge on the one I received had some rust on it which sucks because its a black colored bridge. On a positive note, the sound of the pickups are pretty awesome for the price. And I only had to do minimal adjustments to the guitar action height. Overall, you get what you pay for. I think the guitar is worth what I bought it for but I probably wouldn't pay anything more than that. I would only probably recommend this guitar for people who really just want to own one and doesn't want to shell out the money for something better. Don't get me wrong, this guitar is pretty OK, but isn't anything special.

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              5.0

              I would purchase this guitar again

              By 

              from Eatonton ga

              About Me Novice

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier Bullet HH Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

                Great beginner guitar ! Solid body, yet light weight. Sound is excellent, required no setup.

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