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Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo Fiesta Red 

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  • Body: Basswood (42mm)
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood 9.5" Radius (241mm)
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A solid starter axe with a tremolo bar.

Now you can afford to play the legend. Equipped with a comfortably slim basswood body profile, the Bullet Strat features 3 single-coil pickups that deliver classic Strat tone, an easy-playing bolt-on maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets. The tremolo bridge arms you for wild note-bending fun.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features

  • Body: Basswood (42mm)
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood 9.5" Radius (241mm)
  • Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: 3 Single-Coil Strat Pickups
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone, Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
  • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
  • Position 3. Middle Pickup
  • Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
  • Position 5. 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: 1.65" (42 mm)
  • Unique Features: Slim (42mm) Body Profile,
  • Traditional Strat® Headstock Shape,
  • White Dot Position Inlays

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SquierBullet Strat with Tremolo
 
4.4

(based on 282 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (183)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (19)
  • Fun to play (18)
  • Good tone (18)
  • Solid electronics (14)
  • Good pick up (13)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (19)
  • Jamming (18)
  • Small venues (10)
  • Recording (9)
  • School bands (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unexpected Pleasure

To begin with, my Bullet was made in Indonesia. It is my understanding that they are now produced in China, and I have no firsthand knowledge of the Chinese made Bullets.Read complete review

To begin with, my Bullet was made in Indonesia. It is my understanding that they are now produced in China, and I have no firsthand knowledge of the Chinese made Bullets.

I was a little apprehensive about buying a Bullet. I have been experimenting with some amature guitar repair and needed a test subject that I didn't need to worry about causing any real harm to. Found the Bullet and figured it would work. I didn't expect what I got.

Aesthetically, this guitar is just beautiful. The finish is flawless. I have the Sunburst, and it is equal to any other fender sunburst finish I have ever seen; consistent coloring and nice wood grain showing through. Very pretty. The body is very light, and a little thinner than other Strat models. This, I think, is actually an advantage, as it is very comfortable to play.

It has a rosewood fret board. The rosewood slab is rather thin by comparison to other strats (Fender and Squier), but it plays nice. No blemishes or distracting features in the neck or fret board, other than the frets themselves, which I will get to in a minute.

The most amazing part of this guitar has to be the sound it makes. All of the pickups sound great. Clean it has very warm, rounded tones. They also sound good when you add a little drive to it. Other than tone it's all about output, and the stock pickups have plenty of it. My plan was to change them, right up to the point that I ran it through an amp. I think the pickups are just fine as is. Electronics are clean, no hiss or pop as adjustments are made.

There are some minor things you may want to address.

The frets have some sharp edges at the edge of the fret board. They will need to be sanded or filed to smooth them out, or they will be very uncomfortable on your hands in a very short time. Also, there are some high spots, which means the strings are set a bit higher than I like on a strat to eliminate the buzzing. A fret leveling and dressing should fix this, and allow a little lower action while eliminating the buzz.

The nut is cut too deep, and can choke the strings at the nut. The height of the cut off the fret board is fine, the strings just sit a little low in the nut. Well, ok, a lot low in the nut. This is common on lower priced guitars, and probably not something a novice would even notice. Fortunately it is something that can be easily fixed with a file, some time, and a little patience.

The tuning machine heads are very sloppy, and don't allow for easy finer tuning. For a beginner it will make getting the guitar in tune harder, and for the more experienced it's still a pain in the butt. I will say that once in tune it stays in tune.

The tremolo system is very stiff, and the tremolo arm is kind of weak. The system can probably be adjusted at the springs. I don't know if the arm is interchangeable with other squire products, but if it is I plan on changing it.

Other than those minor issues, all easy fixes, this is a great instrument.

I started out looking for something I could take apart, rebuild, and experiment on. What I got was an unexpectedly beautiful instrument that has found a permanent home in my collection.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

You pay for what you get..

Let me start this off by saying, For the price tag, It is what it is. I got this guitar in an HH format, With a Black Pickguard, Black Knobs ect. in...Read complete review

Let me start this off by saying, For the price tag, It is what it is. I got this guitar in an HH format, With a Black Pickguard, Black Knobs ect. in the Sunburst. It's absolutely Stunning. It looks amazing. When people look at this guitar they all say "That's a Beautiful Instrument". Unfortunately, They also will then play it. The tuners are complete Trash. The Trem system is Garbage. It's completely unreliable. I would not suggest you buy this if you are gigging(don't worry i'm not that stupid). However. That is not what this guitar was built for. Bedroom Strumming. If your new to playing, The Cons I've listed you probably won't notice. If your an experienced player Particularly a Blues player where String bends and Trem use is Frequent. You will end up setting this down in Frustration. Other then the tuning problems and the Trem. It's actually not a bad guitar to play. When it does manage to maintain tuning. The pickups on a Overdrive channel are hot and Raspy. I was actually quite surprised with that. and when clean they really sing. I was also pleased that it still keeps a very "strat" sound. the neck isn't half bad at all. It's a good guitar to learn on or make a project out of. However like i said. If your Experienced, i would only suggest this small purchase to hold you over while you save your caps to buy a higher end Strat.

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5.0

Great Guitar, best one for low cost

By GJC

from Laf, la

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Feels Like Original
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Great fret work
  • I Own 2
  • Own A Strat
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Lower Tone At Mid
  • None found

Best Uses

  • Backup guitar
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

I have a Stratocaster standard, there is very little difference between the two except for slightly higher tone in the Full strat. This guitar has exact same feel and is perfect for practice also just adjusting midrange on amp a little boom. no difference

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4.0

Decent Beginner Guitar

By J. Naranjo

from Houston, TX

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Modify

    Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

    For the price I was amazingly pleased with the entire guitar! Sounds great , plays great , looks great!
    Main reason why I purchased it was to custom modify my squire bullet.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This Fender is Great!

    By GAK

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

      I purchased this Fender and held my breath! The other reviews had mixed opinions! However, I'm NOT sorry! Question: WHY? Of course it need to be set-up. So adjust the neck, the saddle bridge, and height of the strings. Than play it! Readjust the unit all over again! It took three time, but it is as good as any other Fender! The intonation is the BEST! I tuned it with my Tascam tuner in open position, than played the harmonic in 12th position. That's were the saddle bridge proves if it set accuately! Re-tune, and re-check! If it seems that a lot of time goes into the set-up, well than a Fender manufactured in the USA is probablily the way you need to go. Last thought, the parts can be interchanged with the Mexico units. Enjoy!

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      4.0

      good value

      By bluesgrunt

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • It Sounds And Looks Like

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

      This Squier Strat exceeded my expectations. If you want something affordable and playable. This is it. Just don't expect a vintage instrument.

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      (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      This is a decent and cheap beginner axe

      By BackOnBoardwalkLead

      from Edmont, AB

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good price
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Fret Buzz
      • Poor Pick Up
      • Strings Break Easily

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

      I got this guitar as a gift and have used it for 3 years. It held up nice and had good sound, but the tuners are way off for a hardcore rocker, and the strings, i dont know if they were the originals, broke way to easy

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Recommended

      By dman_chief

      from DC

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

        I wanted a strat, and I'm not made of money, so I picked up the black with white pickguard at Guitar Center. This guitar is so fine, I'm using it in blues recordings, and the tone is great. My biggest complaint would be the tuners. Before you even play, I'd recommend dive-bombing with the whammy bar a couple of times so the strings can settle in. Then tune the guitar by going below the pitch and rising up to the correct pitch. Do this, and (if yours is like mine), the instrument will stay in tune, even using the tremolo bar. For the price, you simply CANNOT beat it. Highly recommended.

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid Guitar

        By A Musician

        from Pasco Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Looks amazing

        Cons

        • Intonation

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

        This guitar is great for the money. You cannot go wrong. The only problem I have is the intonation with the tremolo arm. This guitar does not have a locking nut/bridge system to hold the strings in tune so if you are going to use the tremolo arm you might need to retune your guitar. Other than that this guitar is great out of the box!

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        (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Unexpected Pleasure

        By Shodai

        from Manchester, NH

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Sharp Edges On Frets
        • Weak Tuners

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

        To begin with, my Bullet was made in Indonesia. It is my understanding that they are now produced in China, and I have no firsthand knowledge of the Chinese made Bullets.

        I was a little apprehensive about buying a Bullet. I have been experimenting with some amature guitar repair and needed a test subject that I didn't need to worry about causing any real harm to. Found the Bullet and figured it would work. I didn't expect what I got.

        Aesthetically, this guitar is just beautiful. The finish is flawless. I have the Sunburst, and it is equal to any other fender sunburst finish I have ever seen; consistent coloring and nice wood grain showing through. Very pretty. The body is very light, and a little thinner than other Strat models. This, I think, is actually an advantage, as it is very comfortable to play.

        It has a rosewood fret board. The rosewood slab is rather thin by comparison to other strats (Fender and Squier), but it plays nice. No blemishes or distracting features in the neck or fret board, other than the frets themselves, which I will get to in a minute.

        The most amazing part of this guitar has to be the sound it makes. All of the pickups sound great. Clean it has very warm, rounded tones. They also sound good when you add a little drive to it. Other than tone it's all about output, and the stock pickups have plenty of it. My plan was to change them, right up to the point that I ran it through an amp. I think the pickups are just fine as is. Electronics are clean, no hiss or pop as adjustments are made.

        There are some minor things you may want to address.

        The frets have some sharp edges at the edge of the fret board. They will need to be sanded or filed to smooth them out, or they will be very uncomfortable on your hands in a very short time. Also, there are some high spots, which means the strings are set a bit higher than I like on a strat to eliminate the buzzing. A fret leveling and dressing should fix this, and allow a little lower action while eliminating the buzz.

        The nut is cut too deep, and can choke the strings at the nut. The height of the cut off the fret board is fine, the strings just sit a little low in the nut. Well, ok, a lot low in the nut. This is common on lower priced guitars, and probably not something a novice would even notice. Fortunately it is something that can be easily fixed with a file, some time, and a little patience.

        The tuning machine heads are very sloppy, and don't allow for easy finer tuning. For a beginner it will make getting the guitar in tune harder, and for the more experienced it's still a pain in the butt. I will say that once in tune it stays in tune.

        The tremolo system is very stiff, and the tremolo arm is kind of weak. The system can probably be adjusted at the springs. I don't know if the arm is interchangeable with other squire products, but if it is I plan on changing it.

        Other than those minor issues, all easy fixes, this is a great instrument.

        I started out looking for something I could take apart, rebuild, and experiment on. What I got was an unexpectedly beautiful instrument that has found a permanent home in my collection.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bullet Strat is great guitar!

        By Bob59

        from Underwood, Iowa

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

          Bullet Strat is a great guitar for the price.
          I have the Blue one plays easy & great sounding!
          Can play all day on this guitar. Fender did it again with there style!

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          4.0

          Potential for upgrade

          By Basement Blues

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good price

          Cons

          • Rough Fret

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

          I have two of these. Both are somewhat modified. It seems like specification/quality defer from one production lot to the other. Like One has skunk and others doesn't. Sounds decent as is. To me, quality is better than MIM but its components are cheaper. I am not a tremolo user and my bridge is fixed (so I cannot comment). Fret is rather rough but other than that it has a good potential for upgrade. If you are handy man and can use basic tools, and with some upgrade components, you can make this entry-level guitar look/sound like $$$ guitar.

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