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Squier Cyclone Electric Guitar Candy Apple Red 

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  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • 24-3/4" scale
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It's the guitar you've been wanting, for a price that's easy. Now with more finish options.

It’s a value priced version of one of Fender’s newest designs. Like the Fender version, it offers the best of both worlds: a combination of classic design and modern features. With a 24-3/4" scale length, a small, contoured body, vintage-style tremolo, and a single coil/humbucker pickup configuration, this is a great instrument for any player or musical style. Alder body. Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. Medium jumbo frets.

Features

  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Single-coil neck pickup
  • Humbucker bridge pickup
  • Master tone, master volume
  • 3-way pickup switch
  • Synchronized tremolo

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SquierCyclone Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (9)
    • Jamming (8)
    • Recording (4)
    • Rock concerts (3)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very Versatile Little Guitar for the Expert OR Beginner

    It's great for literally any style of music. Whether you're playing in your church or in a local punk band, it's perfect for you. It's one of the most versatile instruments I've ever...Read complete review

    It's great for literally any style of music. Whether you're playing in your church or in a local punk band, it's perfect for you. It's one of the most versatile instruments I've ever played. Expect to be amazed.
    The Lake Placid Blue finish is flawless. It really meshes well with the pearloid pickguard. The tuners hold up very well, especially for a "budget" instrument. The knobs and pots are fine. I only wish that the input jack were side mounted as opposed to a top mount. However, this can be taken care of with a couple of modifications if one wished to do so. The guitar is also surprisingly heavy (weight-wise).

    The neck is fine for my hands, but some may find it to be on the thicker side. I've always liked a fat neck, so it's perfect for me. Some of the frets were unlevel, but I always take my new guitars to a pro and let them set it up for me, so this was not a huge problem and was remedied quickly.

    The single coil pickup in the neck position is really jangly and sounds great clean, especially with some chorus and/or reverb. Through an acoustic simulator pedal, it sounds especially beautiful. When overdriven, the single coil sings with a unique tone that I can't compare to anything else. Awesome is the only word that comes to mind.

    The humbucker is amazingly hot. Switching between the too pickups is like night and day. On a clean setting, the pickup is very twangy; Overdriven, the thing rivals any high output humbucker on the market.

    In the middle position, you get an almost out-of-phase-like Strat tone... You know, that Richie Valens/SRV-like tone. This is my favorite setting when playing through a clean channel. It's perfect for blues players.
    I must stress, as with any purchase of a "brand-new" guitar, that you take it to a professional and have them set it up for you. I've found very few guitars that are set up correctly out of the box. I've seen too many people buy brand new guitars only to cast them off as "cheap" or "unplayable" and then find out that they haven't had the instrument set up and were just going off of how the guitar was set up at the factory.

    That being said, this guitar is an amazing value for the price. However, don't expect it, or any brand new guitar, to be set up perfectly when it arrives at your doorstep. Also, expect to pay around $45-$50 to have it set up for you. When my Cyclone arrived, I immediately took it to the guy who sets up all my guitars and had him set it up. Specifically, he said that the frets were unlevel, the intonation was off, and several other adjustments were needed. I'm metioning this in the review not to criticize the instrument, but to further solidify the fact that you NEED to get your new guitars checked out and set up by a pro.

    Now, my guitar is perfect and I wouldn't trade it for a "real" Fender that costs four times as much.
    Best value for your buck. I've owned $1,000 guitars that weren't this nice. The Cyclone is also perfect for guys who want an instrument that they can tweak and modify themselves; the thing was built to be rodded out like an old muscle car. Haha.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Average at this price... but still fun!

    Not a bad little instrument, especially for the price. Mine had a few issues, as expected. I have a few guitars in this price range, and none of them were perfect. Read complete review

    Not a bad little instrument, especially for the price. Mine had a few issues, as expected. I have a few guitars in this price range, and none of them were perfect.

    The paint around the neck pocket has an edge to it on mine, and you can see some green paint/filler. I almost sent it back. Don't be surprised if yours has a few finish flaws. The humbucker was extremely microphonic until I potted it in wax. Like other reviewers, I think its too hot. The neck pickup is nice.

    Any guitar at this price probably needs a setup. Mine did-- action way too high, intonation off, tremolo so stiff that it wouldn't budge. Needed new strings right away-- mine were visibly kinked.

    The best aspects of the Cyclone are the tuners and the bridge. The tuners are on par with my 2011 Standard Strat. The bridge saddles appear to be Fender parts. Nice. It is well balanced, and the neck is comfortable and fast-- especially with the slightly shorter scale.

    Overall, if you want a perfect guitar out of the box, I'm sure MF would be happy to sell you a more expensive instrument. If you want a fun guitar for a change of pace, and don't mind the chance of a little issue here or there, go for it.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Hands down best guitar for the price

    By Benjamin Bear

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Cyclone Electric Guitar:

      I spent a lot of time looking at different guitars before settling on this one. It was a dream to play with just some minor setup (can't expect miracles when shipping a guitar in a cardboard box), and got even better once I changed out the pickups (Lace Sensor Blue and Seymour Duncan SH4) and bridge saddles (which are actual Fender saddles, I just wanted a different style).

      You get an added bonus of the middle position switching the pickups out of phase, a typically custom mod added stock.

      I feel like I have my own signature guitar, and I paid far less than I would have trying to build or modify another guitar.

      I kind of want another one to throw different pickups in, the body is swimming pool routed so you could put whatever you wanted in there just by changing the pickguard.

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      5.0

      squire cyclone guitar

      By TERRY

      from HUDSON, FLORIDA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier Cyclone Electric Guitar:

        NICE GUITAR. SET UP PERFECT RIGHT OUT OF BOX.
        CHANGED STRINGS. I ALWAYS DO. PICKUPS SOUND GREAT.
        SHOWED TO SOME FRIENDS AND THEY ALSO LIKED IT.

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Neck, bridge and nut not aligned,

        By Unhappy Mom

        from ABQ NM

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Gibson Scale

        Cons

        • Poor Pick Up
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Cyclone Electric Guitar:

        Bridge and nut not aligned. Bass side strings fall off higher up the neck.

        Was too late to get a replacement, better quality control needed. Unhappy.

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        4.0

        nice guitar with proper set up

        By The G Man

        from Cazenovia NY

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Very playable

        Cons

        • Required A Lot Of Set Up

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Cyclone Electric Guitar:

        guitar is pretty nice for the price. I spent two hours changing out the strings, resetting the neck and adjusting the intonation. I don't like the tremolo set up. Pretty stiff, but I don't really use it that much anyway. Overall this is not a bad little guitar. The neck is satin and plays fast, the scale is short and fits my sausage fingers well. The pick ups are not super hot but ya know what, it still sounds pretty good through my little Vox tube amp. I would definitely recommend this instrument.

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        4.0

        old man says WOW

        By owl

        from auburn, Ky

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Very Nice Sunburst

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Squier Cyclone Electric Guitar:

          tuned it up. played it, fine tuned it, adjusted pick-ups, played it lots more...about an hour...already thinking about ordering another

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          solid guitar looks better in person.

          By phil phil

          from Pittsburgh pa

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good strings
          • Good Tone
          • Tremelo Arm
          • Very Good Quality

          Cons

          • Only Has One Tone Control

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands

          Comments about Squier Cyclone Electric Guitar:

          This is a realy good guitar. its only problem is not many people like how it looks. I did not when I ordered it but when it came it looked a lot better . The price is fantastic because its like a fender stratocaster but cheaper. Definetley think about the cyclone when you want to get a new guitar.

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          (1 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Save Your Money

          By Keith Leather

          from New York

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • A Bargain With Cool Looks

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
          • Ugly Wood Joints On Body

          Best Uses

            Comments about Squier Cyclone Electric Guitar:

            Sweet looks, a bargain, but save your money and get a mexican Fender used. It's way better.

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Second time around

            By Forest Man

            from PA

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Squier Cyclone Electric Guitar:

              Well this is my second one of these. After waiting for year for the lake placid blue to become available, my wife bought one for me for Christmas. I had a black one and did a review back in the summer. This new production is definitely a bit higher quality. Smoother frets, no pealing plastic on the pick guard, and still the same great feel and tone. I originally wanted a mustang but I don't like the large egg shaped bridge that to me looks a bit out of place on the smaller bodied guitar. Plus I would have modded it to be a single/humbucker anyway and really love the out of phase wiring vs the switches that I always scrape my knuckles on. I know that it sounds funny to say about such an inexpensive guitar but it really is a dream guitar. I always loved mustangs but for 4-5 times the cost plus all the mods I would need to do, I would have ended up turning it into this guitar anyway. Love it!

              Grab 'em while you can. If this goes back to a Fender production then you can expect it to jump in cost considerably and it won't be much better in quality.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Squier Cyclone

              By Guitar Dan

              from Calhoun, Ga.

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming

                Comments about Squier Cyclone Electric Guitar:

                I love the smaller body size with the full thick body with single coil neck pickip with a the single bridge humbucker. My kind of guitar. It is a keeper for me. I like this guitar. Thank you.. Dan

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Backup guitar

                By Coolie

                from USA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Fender Short Scale
                • Set Up Ok
                • Tuners And Bridge Ok

                Cons

                • Frets Not Dressed On Edge
                • Pickups Not Good Quality

                Best Uses

                • Backup guitar

                Comments about Squier Cyclone Electric Guitar:

                I bought this guitar to have a backup to my vintage Mustang. The action and intonation were set very well however the fret ends are not properly rounded. The pickups are not very high quality and almost are reversed in tone from the Mustang. The neck pickup has way too much "bite". It sounds like a bridge pickup should. The Humbucker bridge pickup is very hot and very muddy. I had to lower the bridge pick up a lot to match volume level to the neck pick up.
                Needless to say, I am now on a hunt for some real vintage Mustang pickups......

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