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Squier Bullet Telecaster HH Blackout FSR Electric Guitar  

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        None, none more black.

        It's a simple, affordable and practical electric guitar designed for beginners and students. The all-black styling includes the added benefit of 2 humbucker pickups to produce a wide variety of rock and blues tones.

        Features
        • 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: Hardtail
        • Machine Heads: Covered Tuners
        • Hardware: Chrome
        • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)

        Get this black Tele and keep your budget in the black.

         
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        SquierBullet Telecaster HH Blackout FSR Electric Guitar
         
        4.4

        (based on 23 reviews)

        Ratings Distribution

        • 5 Stars

           

          (13)

        • 4 Stars

           

          (7)

        • 3 Stars

           

          (2)

        • 2 Stars

           

          (1)

        • 1 Stars

           

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        88%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

        • Fun to play (5)
        • Good feel (5)
        • Good tone (3)

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          A wicked guitar for a low price

          I would recomend this guitar to anyone. Please note the tuners, and fret ends are the only issues but they are workable to fix easily. This can be a good first guitar, backup...Read complete review

          I would recomend this guitar to anyone. Please note the tuners, and fret ends are the only issues but they are workable to fix easily. This can be a good first guitar, backup guitar and also a project (which I am using it for) I intend to take this out on the road this summer for live shows, and it's doing well in our practice sessions, so I can't wait!
          First off, I've been playing guitar for 27 years, and I have quite a few guitars that I use for shows and practice. I am a pretty established giging musician. I also do some repairs to guitars, so I know my way around very well.
          Feature-wise, this is a great guitar. The pickps are loud, and are actually above what you would expect from an import guitar. They are warm and were holding their own. Electronics are ok, work well. 3 way switch. Neck feels good and is set up very well for arriving in a box!
          For the money this guitar is a STEAL. An excellent backup guitar and if you want to improve it with pickups and new parts, you have a playground that looks HOT as hell. Everytime I take this guitar around all my friends totally just go slack jawed from its look. The paint job is great, nice and glossy. The guitar feels light and is made from the commonly used basswood. It's a soft wood, so dont try to abuse this axe too much. But it's got good sustain with stock pickups.

          CONS:The tuning pegs are cheapo. Yes of course there's got to be a flaw or two. The tuner screws are cheap. But I also play hard at times. I have replaced the Tuners with Sperzel locking tuners. And it's now rock solid! NEVER goes out of tune! That goes to show you how solid the construction / Neck /body joint keeps it in tune now in additon to the tuners.


          Fret ends are not finished that well. Mind you, I piced up an american made les paul studio (a guitar 4x the price of this) , the same day I got this, and it also had sharp fret ends. This guitar's fret ends are so -so finished, but it had a few dodgy sharp ones. I did file them with a special fret end file, and now it's like butter.
          For the money you will not find a better guitar. great Finish, great sound, great playability.

          It's a solid guitar but you can customize the hell out of it to make it yours. I stuck in a pair of DiMarzio D-Activators (which I also got here for a good price!) and it KILLS now. There even is a whole website for Squier fans who mod their guitars. For a small amount of money you can make a MONSTER playing guitar. I've customized another Squier strat once, and everyone who uses it never wants to return it to my friend who owns it!
          Great job Squier / Fender!

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          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          Cheap, cheap, cheap

          Know what you're getting going into your purchase. This is a cheap guitar. The basswood feels light, the grain looks cheap, the all black, IMO, looks ridiculous. The frets are terrible,...Read complete review

          Know what you're getting going into your purchase. This is a cheap guitar. The basswood feels light, the grain looks cheap, the all black, IMO, looks ridiculous. The frets are terrible, and so are the tuners. The stock bridge humbucker was servicable. The neck humbucker was useless.

          The GREAT news is that this is a *very* low priced guitar! I added two Seymour Duncan humbuckers, an APH-1 in the neck and a SH-14 in the bridge. I got them both in zebra, which really makes the guitar look much better. I still haven't spent nearly as much on this guitar as a Made in Mexico Fender tele, and I can get a perfect early Van Halen/AC DC/Scorpions metal sound. Early 80s metal was my first love, and this guitar flat out delivers.

          Basswood is a light wood, and there still isn't much warmth to it, but I feel like it's exactly what Eddie Van Halen was going for when he make his Frankenstrat. And, actually, the APH-1 does a remarkable job balancing the tone. It just isn't a very hot pickup. It's perfect for my clean or even overdriven channel though.

          Like I said, know what you're getting before you buy. Despite the cheap tuners, its got a hard tail, so it stays in tune very well. There's nothing to be said for the frets other than get ready to file. Get a professional setup (it was awful out of the box) and upgrade the pickups, and you've got a nice axe.

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          3.0

          OK guitar

          By FOODLORD

          from CLEVELAND, OH

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Incorrect Hex Keys
          • Needs Set Up
          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Squier Bullet Telecaster HH Blackout FSR Electric Guitar:

          The guitar has a nice feel, but the neck was bowed/warped and requires a set up. Unfortunately, it was shipped with the incorrect hex keys, so I cannot set up my guitar without buying a new set. Do not buy this guitar if it is on sale, as being shipped with the incorrect hex keys is a reoccurring issue according to fender forums.

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          4.0

          Always wanted a Black Head Stock Fender

          By Tiny Tim

          from Ok

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Budget Minded Players
            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Bullet Telecaster HH Blackout FSR Electric Guitar:

            I have ALWAYS wanted a Fender with a Black Headstock... When this Blackout Tele came out I knew I had to have it. Price was outstanding and then the Musicians Friend Columbus day sale I could not resist. I ordered a regular Squire Tele in Sunburst and then this Blackout. Guitar was shipped and came in Flawless with no Blemishes at all. I had just set up the first tele when I started to play this Blackout version. I am a perfectionist when it comes to intonation on my style of chord playing and was a little disappointed because I could not get this guitar to set up "Exactly Perfect" HOWEVER I got this guitar to be pretty close and am still HAPPY with the guitar for the price... This is the first guitar my students pick up and want to play when they come without their own in tow... You would not do that with an American Made "Tele Treasure" but an Indonesian made Tele Squire you can afford it to be dropped or banged and give it some character... I would give it 5 stars but as I said I can't get it to set up perfect so 4 stars is the best I can do... The tone is really better for strumming than a regular tele but if you want to play lead on it I recommend a regular tele with more punch than crunch... I hope Fender makes more Black Head stocked guitars... When I bought the two Squire tele's my thoughts were to take the Black Headed neck off the Blackout and put it on the cheaper Sunburst but the Headstock decal on the Blackout turned out to be Silver instead of White like I thought I saw in the pictures... The Silver was too pretty to change and the bold Black Fender Squire logo on the Sunburst set off the Sunburst so I will leave them alone... And if you see my Review on the Sunburst Squire you will see that I set it up so perfect I don't want to change a single thing about that guitar...

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            4.0

            Cheap guitars have come a LONG way!

            By Stever

            from Dalllas

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Price

            Cons

            • Cheap tuners

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Project

            Comments about Squier Bullet Telecaster HH Blackout FSR Electric Guitar:

            I used to want an Fender American before I learned the quality of the MIM Fenders, they're great. Now I'm wondering why I bought MIM when the Squier's are so good. The guitar you get for the price is pretty exciting. Cheap guitars have come a long way.

            You can play it right out of the box, no issues. Realistically you'll want to replace the cheap tuners (buy the "vintage" size), and the humbuckers at some point too.

            I bought it as a project, I mean for the price you can't even find a good body and neck for that much less an entire guitar! I took it apart, flatened out the paint job, sprayed it with satin clear coat, replaced the tuners, and pickups. This thing looks cool!

            Bottom line: It's a great little cheap guitar. Replace a few parts and you'll have an amazing guitar. Buy it, you won't regret it!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great guitar

            By Dedly-D

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Squier Bullet Telecaster HH Blackout FSR Electric Guitar:

              As a touring musician I was looking for a counterpart guitar to bring along with my personalized Strat. This thing ended up being my main guitar I use live. The neck is superb, just the right size and feel. The frets are decent, although i'd prefer something a little thicker/taller. The best part is that its still in production and inexpensive so it would be easily replaced if anything happened to it. In that case I wouldn't have a second though other than to buy it again in a heartbeat.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice surprise!

              By TeleConvert

              from Macon, Ga.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Squier Bullet Telecaster HH Blackout FSR Electric Guitar:

                    Caught this on sale from MF and decided to get it to use as a mod platform. It arrived 3-4 days later. Pulling it out of box I just felt it was super cheap, I was thinking about just putting it back in there before I even got it all the way out and returning. Took it out anyway plugged in and checked it out. Turned out to be a killer little unit, innotetated well, and actually great sounding, especially the bridge P/U. I know they Chinese alpha brand pots, jack, and switch but they work great and feel as good as any of my USA axes.
                    The neck is a little thin for my taste but I am able to quickly adjust to it. Other than thin, the neck was ver nice also, the fretwork and fingerboard edge actually surprised me, better than some on more expensive guitars I've had in the past.
                    It is very light weigh and at my age (55), I'm loving that too.

                    This ain't no vintage Tele, Strat or Les Paul, but if you need a decent guitar cheap this one will work just fine.

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                    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Cheap, cheap, cheap

                    By Will94

                    from Columbia, MO

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                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Low price

                    Cons

                    • Low Quality Components

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Squier Bullet Telecaster HH Blackout FSR Electric Guitar:

                      Know what you're getting going into your purchase. This is a cheap guitar. The basswood feels light, the grain looks cheap, the all black, IMO, looks ridiculous. The frets are terrible, and so are the tuners. The stock bridge humbucker was servicable. The neck humbucker was useless.

                      The GREAT news is that this is a *very* low priced guitar! I added two Seymour Duncan humbuckers, an APH-1 in the neck and a SH-14 in the bridge. I got them both in zebra, which really makes the guitar look much better. I still haven't spent nearly as much on this guitar as a Made in Mexico Fender tele, and I can get a perfect early Van Halen/AC DC/Scorpions metal sound. Early 80s metal was my first love, and this guitar flat out delivers.

                      Basswood is a light wood, and there still isn't much warmth to it, but I feel like it's exactly what Eddie Van Halen was going for when he make his Frankenstrat. And, actually, the APH-1 does a remarkable job balancing the tone. It just isn't a very hot pickup. It's perfect for my clean or even overdriven channel though.

                      Like I said, know what you're getting before you buy. Despite the cheap tuners, its got a hard tail, so it stays in tune very well. There's nothing to be said for the frets other than get ready to file. Get a professional setup (it was awful out of the box) and upgrade the pickups, and you've got a nice axe.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome guitar, worth at least double

                      By Richard

                      from Utah

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Awesome Neck
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Tone
                      • Great construction
                      • Great durable finish

                      Cons

                      • Cheap tuners
                      • Flimsy selector switch
                      • Fret Buzz
                      • Needs a good setup

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Squier Bullet Telecaster HH Blackout FSR Electric Guitar:

                      I bought this guitar as a project more than anything. I just sold my Jackson Rhoads and had $300 to spend on a new guitar. Bought this with the intentions of upgrading electronics and tuners. It was on sale for [$], and it look nice in the pictures so I bought it without trying one out first. All I can say is that I was pleasantly surprised. Of course it needed a set up, but other than that, it was superb right out of the box. The only gripe I had with it was the tuners. Super cheap and hard to turn, but I swapped them for Schallers pretty quick. The stock pickups were heads and shoulders above any comparably priced guitar. I swapped the bridge pickup for a Bareknuckle Nailbomb, for more of a metal touch. Anyways, the neck and body are rock solid and very professionally done. The neck has a matte finish on it, which is awesome and a nice change from the ultra glossy/sticky finish of Squiers I have played in the past. I recommend this guitar to anyone who wants a Jim Root Tele, but wants to spend a fraction of the cost. With a few hundred in upgrades you can have a guitar that surpasses it, for about $500-$600 less.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Bargain of the century

                      By djmoodyjames

                      from St. Louis

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Squier Bullet Telecaster HH Blackout FSR Electric Guitar:

                            I bought the Bullet Tele HH right after Christmas for [$] shipped. What an unbelievable deal! I was trolling for something more expensive, but the Bullet looked so slanky and cool that I couldn't pass it up. Pros - Mine was finished pretty well - The neck is straight and feels great, the fret ends are smooth, and the jack, switch, and knobs are tight and solid. I raised the bridge slightly and adjusted the truss rod to get rid of some fret buzz, but perfect now. The stock pickups sound pretty good to me, and you can tweak this thing for different types of music. It's great for country, blues, and rock obviously, but a jazz guy could get smooth sounds out of it in a pinch. Cons - the Bullet comes w/out a pickguard and it's been impossible to find a reasonably priced aftermarket with this pickup configuration. Also, the tuners were not lined up very well before they were screwed in. The holes look to be pretty straight, however. For [$], I can live with it!This guitar feels as good to me as anything at [@] for twice the price. If you're looking for a solid guitar that won't break the bank, bite the Bullet...

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Squire Black Out Tele'''''great guitar''''small price

                            By Tim Mooney

                            from Edgar Springs Missouri

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                            Comments about Squier Bullet Telecaster HH Blackout FSR Electric Guitar:

                            Some have complaned about the lack of Tele sound or that chicken pic bite'''if you will''' I say,,,,adjust your amp,,,,& you will get that bite....what really impressed me was the neck..this one is perfect,,,,& a hardwood laminated strip just like on the high end models,,,,,come on,,,,,to good to be true;;;get one before there all gone...
                            Thanks again Musician,s Friend
                            I bought a Affinity Squire a few months ago & love it,,so when Musicians Friend posted this Black Out on a stupid deal'''for the price I just couldnt resist...It arrived in beautiful condition,,,& plays & sounds wonderfull....Only reason I wont give a 10 rating is the tuning keys,,,,they really do no justice to the rest of this axe.....But hey''''''''simple fix'''''''I love tricking out these value driven guitars,,& impressing my friends..Besides in some of the clubs Ive played in,,I wont be as nervous walking in the door with this guitar as I would packing in my 70,s deluxe Tele,,that costs more than my pic up truck.....really.....It gets the job done,,,,buy it you wont be sorry.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Bought for my wife

                            By Kevin Farmer

                            from Jacksonville

                            Comments about Squier Bullet Telecaster HH Blackout FSR Electric Guitar:

                            Great first guitar.
                            Bought this for wife for $159.00 shipped. She wanted to learn to play guitar after me getting my new Line 6 Spider IV amp. I got her this lightweight little instrument. It is small, didn't want to stay in tune after first but that was fixed after putting some Pink Slinkys on it. I also got it because I am a big Jim Root fan and its an econo version of his tele. Will be upgrading the pickups soon. The humbucker in the read does not sound good. The one on the neck on the other hand screams. I give it a 6 because it doesn't have many features.
                            Good quality for the price. The gloss black does get dirty easily.
                            SuperCheap!

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