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The Squier Bullet Special is a no-nonsense tone machine with the looks to get you noticed. Sporting one hot humbucker, chrome hardware, and a single volume knob, it will separate you from the pack. It features a bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, 21 medium frets, and hardtail bridge.
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Most Liked Positive Review
Built for abuse.
I bought this thing as a beater and a joke. Just something I could manhandle into nothingness and then replace without thinking twice. To say that I fell in love with this guitar would...Read complete review
I bought this thing as a beater and a joke. Just something I could manhandle into nothingness and then replace without thinking twice. To say that I fell in love with this guitar would be a vast understatement. I have abused this thing for around a year, and it refuses to give an inch. The most damage I?ve managed to deal to this beast was during a moment of spastic rockstardom when I lumberjacked this thing on stage. All I had to show for all my smashing was a very out of tune Bullet with a small chunk out of the inch-thick poly-resin coating. I?ve panted it, repainted it, drawn on it, thrown it around, tuned it every way conceivable, dropped it, set it on fire (briefly), left it in the open garage for a couple of months, played all my gigs with it, and generally beaten the living hell out of this thing, and all it does is keep on working. Yes, it goes out of tune. All guitars do, this one no more than my mahogany, set-neck, bound, see-thru cherry finish, mother of pearl inlaid, high-dollar Fender Telecaster that I never play. Also the jack IS lose, and will refuse to stay tightened for long? my prescription is a little Lock-Tite, you should have no problem with this ever again. Ever. I have kept everything stock, as I see no reason to improve on simplistic perfection. The electronics in this thing are the most sleazy, scummy sounding collection of thin-wired junk the third world has to offer. It sounds beautiful. It screeches, hums, crackles, and feeds back so wonderfully you?d think you were trapped in a submarine filled with helium-drunk cats. One thing I love the most about this guitar is: during surf leads, downpicking all my notes and tapping the pickup with every hit. This creates a bizarre ?echo chamber? effect that I?ve been unable to reproduce with any other guitar.Yeah, not for everyone, but she?ll be my baby until I?m a dead guy.
Most Liked Negative Review
Fine for beginners
I understand that this is a cheap featureless guitar and so I would not buy one. However a lot of these reviews are misleading potential beginners. The tuners are loose on all the bullets...Read complete review
I understand that this is a cheap featureless guitar and so I would not buy one. However a lot of these reviews are misleading potential beginners. The tuners are loose on all the bullets (special or not) and the sound is horrible. If you were to get this for a beginner it would most likely frustrate the hell out of them because if they're skill was to progress the strings going out of tune would make them think they weren't playing something the right way no matter how hard they tried. I owned a bullet for a little while (based off of being broke and going for what I could afford) and burning through some Clapton, or Hendrix, or Deftones, or even Nirvana is nearly impossible to do with out setting a string out of tune. I used to have to tune while playing still in the middle of a song during gigs. One bend = retune. Buy schecter.
Reviewed by 138 customers
I love this guitar it is the first electric I got. I got it the same year it came out. And I now have a Gibson Explorer and this is still the only guitar I use.
Its a tough reliable guitar, it can take one hell of a beating and still work great. ITs affordable, and one of the most comforable(depending on what strings you use). it has only one pick-up, but that doesnt effect anything for me. GREAT GUITAR
This really is an OK guitar. I originally won this guitar in a contest. I was gonna go pawn it right away, but decided to play it at least once. To my amaze this guitar plays very easy, the fell of the neck is awesome, fast playing, really fast playing guitar. The only thing I would replace on this guitar is the pickup, its real basic nothing special nothing great. Its a good piece, just get new pickups and its an awesome one.
I bought this guitar used. I like it a lot. you can play anny type of music with it really from punk rock to classic rock. I've only had it for a month but I like it. some people say theres problems with the pickup. I think they're fine and um go buy the guitar.
Thgis guitar is ggreat for all good beginers. Get this and it will lead you to success in music. I had it since seven years old and I still love it. Best guitar to start on!!!
This guitar sounds rad. I ordered it so I could have something to just take with me wherever I go, something I could throw around. I have had for a couple of weeks and I find myself not throwing it around at all. The sound comming out of that humbucker going into my fender 60 watt deville is on of the best sound I have ever heard. Especially for a hundred dollar guitar. I havent had any problems with it yet. The frets are good, tuning machines are nice, the guitar is super light too, so it is hard to jump around on stage!!! I love it!
My girlfriend picked one of these up to learn with and I couldn't help having a look at it.Out of the box, the setup was terrible.. I doubt anyone looked at it at the factory.. However, after a few minutes carefully adjusting the truss rod and dialing in the intonation, I have to say this thing plays just like a strat.. and a good one at that. With a little more work on the nut to get rid of some low E buzz, this is easily one of the fastest playing guitars I've ever laid hands on.Next came the all important sound test.. Holy treble batman! I don't know who winds these pickups, but the thing is ungodly hot with almost no low end. I had to crank the bass up and back everything off on my Marshall combo before I was getting a nice sweet bluesy tone. There is even a bit too much gain running the amp into saturation, and the best dirty sounds were at about half volume. Much more than that and it started to burst into feedback and odd sounding harmonics. I have a feeling, if he were around, Kurt Cobain would own a truckload of these things.The other appointments aren't bad for a guitar this price, but if you're going to use the thing instead of just look at it, the tuners need replacing straight away. One of them had such a bad "hitch" in it I couldn't get the B string in tune. The jack is a little cheap, the knob has no weight to it, and it needs better strap nuts. Bottom line though, at the price it's good enough to start with, and throw 200 at it with a set of Grovers and a better pickup and you'll have a sweet guitar you'll have for years. The neck alone is worth the money.
this was my first electic guitar i ever had(its all black). i bought it used. this guitar is pretty gnarly for the price. it doesnt have alot of features witch is a good thing for a beginner. the neck and body are thin making it easy to play. i like the neck on this guitar better then my fender toronado. playing without distortion sounds like crap. probly bc of the cheap pickup. i like playing with distortion tho, it gives it a real dirty sound making it good for punk rocki wouldnt be scared to buy this guitar even if your not a beginner. you could change the pickup and have a tom delonge stat without spending a arm and a leg
This Squire Bullet Special is the best thing since sliced bread. The neck is perfect, the body is light, yet resonant, no frills and bargain priced. I upgraded the pickup and added a tone control. I own Gibson, Fender and Gretsch guitars and I ve been playing for 40 years. I play this squire every day, it feels like a old basebell glove, it just fits!. Don't be intimidated by the name, dare to be different!
This guitar is amazing for the money. I bought this guitar about 2 years ago. The humbucker is a good break away from the usual single coils. The neck is very fast and i love it. The tuners stay in tune WELL. The pickup could be better but is good at the same time. Simple, top loader, hardtail bridge. This guitar sounds very good though any of my amps and handles pedals well.This guitar could use a new pickup or some new grovers, but is still a great guitar.