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  • Series: Bullet Series
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
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A perfect choice for a first guitar no matter what style of music you want to learn.

The Squire Bullet HSS Strat with tremolo is a simple, affordable and practical electric guitar designed for beginners and students. The Bullet HSS Stratocaster has classic styling and includes the added benefit of the combination of one humbucking pickup in the bridge position and two single-coil pickups in the neck and middle positions. Other features on the Squire Bullet guitar include 5-way switching, synchronous tremolo, and a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard and 21 frets.

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Features

  • Series: Bullet Series
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: rosewood, 9-1/2" radius (241 mm)
  • No. of Frets: 21 medium jumbo
  • Pickups: 2 single-coil Strat pickups (middle & bridge), and one humbucking pickup (bridge)
  • 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: 25-1/2" (648 mm)
  • Width at nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Strings: Fender super 250l, (.009 to .042) nickel-plated steel
  • Unique features:
  • Slim (42 mm) body profile
  • Traditional Strat headstock shape
  • White dot position inlays
 
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SquierBullet Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Tremolo
 
4.5

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (4)
    • Practicing (4)
    • Recording (3)
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      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very good first guitar

    You could upgrade the ceramic pickups to AlNiCo pickups to get an better tone, but remember that it is a starter guitar with cheap components, so if you only want a perfect instrument,...Read complete review

    You could upgrade the ceramic pickups to AlNiCo pickups to get an better tone, but remember that it is a starter guitar with cheap components, so if you only want a perfect instrument, you better start with a Fender Mexican Strat , but if you care first about acquiering good guitar skils at a low price, you should try the Squier.

    And the last thing to know, with a humbucker, you get a high output rock tone ready to get ristorded, wich is nice because you can play more styles, but you loose the brige single coil that was sounding more like a Telecaster. This is a though choice but you can have more than one guitar if you like playing!
    Compared to other guitars of its class, it has great standard features. It has everything a strat needs, like a tremolo system, two tone knob for neck and gridge pickups. It also has a humbucker, wich makes it good for more music styles.
    The tremolo system is basic, it is harder to set it so it doesn't go out of tune, but since the bridge is sitting on the wood, I just unscrew the whammy bar and it keeps the tuning better.
    The body's finnish is amasing sepecially in sunburst. Its shiny and the sunburst painting is beautyful.
    It looks like a real strat because it is not just a copy, it is a real fender design.

    The neck is unfinished, you can toutch the smoot maple neck, I like it because it is not sticky, but that might be a reason why this guitar is cheap. The frets are smooth and sot sharp.
    The action was set low without fret buzz but that might be the store's setup.

    The tuners are cheap, indeed, but does the job, the also are greased and sealed.

    The sound is great, I did not expect to hear a true fender tone comming from this guitar, but It is closer then I thought, the only defference is the ceramic pickups. The Neck pickup is warm and nice.

    The body is made of Basswod instead of Alder wood, but basswood is a neutral wood and it will resonate wit your strings without changing the tone.
    I bought this guitar and It acts just like a strat should do. The design comes from Fender and it is based on their Stratocasters. If you compare to other strat-like guitars, this might be the closest to the real thing.
    If you want to try guitar and you like strats, you should try this one, for the price it could not be a big mistake.

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    P.O.S.

    my friend bought one of these to start out on guitar so me and him could jam. this piece of crap even sounded like crap to him when he didn't know the difference between...Read complete review

    my friend bought one of these to start out on guitar so me and him could jam. this piece of crap even sounded like crap to him when he didn't know the difference between a humbucker or a single coil. dont buy this guitar EVER!!!! go buy an Epiphone Les Paul or just about anything else.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Fun to play

    By Basement Blues

    from Chicago, IL

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play

    Cons

    • Rough Fret

    Best Uses

    • Gig

    Comments about Squier Bullet Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

    Sound is good. No weak spot or buzz issues. Single ply pickguard is not straight but 70's strato has the same issue so I use it to stick sparer picks. The weight varies from one lot to the other.

    After initial inspection of stock condition I disassembled for modification.

    Some of screw thread are almost stripped so I repaired.

    Tuners are cheap and turning resistance is inconsistent but stay in tune very well. If you want to upgrade tuners, note the diameter of the neck holes. Squire has smaller diameter holes than Fender's.

    Body was well made and finish is nice and clean. Some bridge screws were weak. Neck is straight. Good holding balance.

    As always the fret edge was rough. I file them down to my likings. This is the only major minus for this guitar.

    It is fun to customize this Strato. Most Fender parts work well. Upgrading is fun.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Can't go wrong with Fender

    By jayt107

    from St Paul, MN

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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
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Bullet Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

      This is an awesome guitar. I popped it out of the box, tuned up and plugged in. After a little adjusting with tone and sound, I recorded a lead guitar track a couple of days later. Keep in mind that I give this five stars factoring in the price. Don't expect top of the line, but this guitar sounds good and you just can't go wrong with Fender/ Squier.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Guitar :)

      By Bringin' Saxy Back

      from Blountstown, FL

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      Pros

      • Good Action
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • No Buzzing Fretts
      • No Dead Fretts
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier Bullet Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

        I was surprised at the good full quality tone this guitar puts out. This is the first Fender guitar I've every owned and they have made me a true believer :)

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        (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Beginner and Practice Guitar

        By TheJamMan

        from Kennett Square, PA

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Great Neck

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands

          Comments about Squier Bullet Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

          I got this guitar a while ago; it was the first electric I ever got. I have always loved Strats and ever since I started playing guitar I had always wanted at least one guitar with a whammy (tremolo) bar. The guitar stays in pretty good tune even after using the tremolo a bit, which is a very important feature in my opinion. The pickups are ceramic, so are obviously not as good as alnico ones, but you have to keep in mind that this is a beginner guitar, and you should not have high expectations as far as the hardware goes. If you are a experienced guitarist like me, then you know there are much better guitars than this, so I would mainly suggest this to beginners, or a cheap guitar for practicing and jamming. This is still one of my favorite guitars that I have ever gotten, right after my Epiphone Vintage G-400 SG. However, comparing the two is like apples to oranges, the G-400 is not a beginner guitar (far from it, in fact I would greatly suggest it to more experienced players) and the Squier Strat is a beginner guitar. Overall, this guitar is the best one you will find for the money. I highly recommend it to beginners.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          good for the money

          By guitarman91

          from Hannibal mo

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Squier Bullet Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

              i bought this three days ago its got a great sound good quilaty you cant go wrong getting this guitar

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great guitar for the money!!

              By Dave

              from East Texas

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Squier Bullet Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

                It's a great guitar for what I needed. I was just getting it for basic jamming and "different" sounding guitar for recording. The only real "con" is that a couple of the tuning machines are a real pain to turn. I feel like they may break. The only other downside is it didn't come with the tremelo bar. It was a condition "3" used instrument, but has no wear that I could find.

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                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very good first guitar

                By Shawn Guertin

                from Montréal Qc, Canada.

                Comments about Squier Bullet Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

                You could upgrade the ceramic pickups to AlNiCo pickups to get an better tone, but remember that it is a starter guitar with cheap components, so if you only want a perfect instrument, you better start with a Fender Mexican Strat , but if you care first about acquiering good guitar skils at a low price, you should try the Squier.

                And the last thing to know, with a humbucker, you get a high output rock tone ready to get ristorded, wich is nice because you can play more styles, but you loose the brige single coil that was sounding more like a Telecaster. This is a though choice but you can have more than one guitar if you like playing!
                Compared to other guitars of its class, it has great standard features. It has everything a strat needs, like a tremolo system, two tone knob for neck and gridge pickups. It also has a humbucker, wich makes it good for more music styles.
                The tremolo system is basic, it is harder to set it so it doesn't go out of tune, but since the bridge is sitting on the wood, I just unscrew the whammy bar and it keeps the tuning better.
                The body's finnish is amasing sepecially in sunburst. Its shiny and the sunburst painting is beautyful.
                It looks like a real strat because it is not just a copy, it is a real fender design.

                The neck is unfinished, you can toutch the smoot maple neck, I like it because it is not sticky, but that might be a reason why this guitar is cheap. The frets are smooth and sot sharp.
                The action was set low without fret buzz but that might be the store's setup.

                The tuners are cheap, indeed, but does the job, the also are greased and sealed.

                The sound is great, I did not expect to hear a true fender tone comming from this guitar, but It is closer then I thought, the only defference is the ceramic pickups. The Neck pickup is warm and nice.

                The body is made of Basswod instead of Alder wood, but basswood is a neutral wood and it will resonate wit your strings without changing the tone.
                I bought this guitar and It acts just like a strat should do. The design comes from Fender and it is based on their Stratocasters. If you compare to other strat-like guitars, this might be the closest to the real thing.
                If you want to try guitar and you like strats, you should try this one, for the price it could not be a big mistake.

                Comment on this review

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Value

                By Mr. Blues

                from Chicago

                Comments about Squier Bullet Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

                Great for Beginners. upgradable
                I think this is a great beginner guitar. The neck is slim and fast and the finish is beautiful, mine is sunburst. The guitar I learned on had strings &frac1 inch above the fret board and no truss rod. I wish these were around when I was learning. I bought mine to install an existing prewired pickguard and it is great. The weakest part of this guitar is the tuners but that is an upgrade that can easily be added.

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                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Not A Bad Guitar For The Money

                By Michael Sutton

                from Bellevue NE

                Comments about Squier Bullet Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

                Once I put decent strings on it, and set up the bridge/intonation, it played nicely. Got it too sing like and angel, and scream like a demon.
                I just set one of these up for a friend of mine who bought it for his daughter to learn on. Right out of the bag it was somewhat playable. New strings, and some bridge adjustment and it gets the job done. He also bought her a used Fender GDEC amp, so I plugged it in and was impressed. Dialed in some cool tones with the amp modeling and put on a mini "show" for the guys in the breakroom. I've been playing for 46 years, and have owned a lot of guitars so I have some background to compare it with. If you buy one it will need to be set up, and have some decent strings put on it, but it should do the job for you. I would recommend it to anyone looking to start out, or who would like to experiment with a Stratocaster without going to far into debt.

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                (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Great Starter

                By Franklin McDonald

                from California

                Comments about Squier Bullet Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

                Guitar is very functional and easy to play. I chose the Fender because I have a bad left wrist. It is the only guitar I have found that doesn,t agrivate my bad wrist. I have just started using the trem bar, never cared for them before. It sounds pretty good to me now.
                I purchased this guitar about 9 months ago. I have just gotten to the point where I can make a little music. Mine is paired with a Fender Frontman 25R. All of the notes are correct all the way to the end of the fret board. The frets are fat, round and brightly finished. The guitar stays in tune even when I use the tremolo. The overall finish on the guitar is nice. The neck is easy to navigate and comfortable in my hand. I could use a little less action but I think it can be adjusted. I plan on spending a little money and putting on some nicer pickups. I think I will be using this guitar for some time to come.
                A lot of guitar for the money!!

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