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Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar   

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Own a classic without breaking the bank!The Squier Deluxe Stratocaster is a truly classy axe, boasting a smooth, satin-finish maple neck and iconic s...Read More

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Own the classic without shelling out the big bucks!

Own a classic without breaking the bank!The Squier Deluxe Stratocaster is a truly classy axe, boasting a smooth, satin-finish maple neck and iconic single-coil tone from a trio of Duncan Designed„¢ pickups. Other vintage-style features include a parchment pickguard and aged plastic parts for that authentic retro vibe.Use the drop-down menu above to choose colors and other options.

FEATURES
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple, C-Shaped, (Polyurethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9-1/2" Radius (241 mm)
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Pickups: 3 Duncan Designed„¢ SC-101 single-coil pickups
  • Controls: Master volume,
  • Tone 1. (neck pickup),
  • Tone 2. (middle pickup)
  • 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 Twin-Pivot Tremolo
  • Machine Heads: Standard die-cast tuners
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-ply parchment
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"" (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Unique Features: Aged White Plastic Parts,
  • Traditional Strat® Headstock Shape,
  • Satin Finished Maple Neck,
  • 3 Duncan Designed„¢ single-coil pickups, 3-ply parchment pickguard,
  • Black dot position inlays,
  • Gold logo

Nothing should stop you from owning a Strat. At this price there's no real barrier. Order today and join the thousands of guitarists who have made the Strat a classic.

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by PowerReviews
SquierDeluxe Strat Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (18)
  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good tone (13)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Solid electronics (10)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (7)
  • Poor pick up (5)
  • Flat sound (3)
  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Jamming (16)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Novice (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Extra-Ordinary Quality and Value

I've been playing guitar 52 years and have a lot of equipment and playing experiance. The Squier Deluxe
I got is a quality instrument. I hope every Squire Deluxe is well made as...Read complete review

I've been playing guitar 52 years and have a lot of equipment and playing experiance. The Squier Deluxe
I got is a quality instrument. I hope every Squire Deluxe is well made as mine. I'm writting this review to let potential buyers know that if your looking for a stratocator that I would say rivels any of the higher end strats out there, this is your ax. I find no flaws in mine, it is a joy to play. No issues with rough frets, buzzing or fretting out. Action and intonation is good. No flaws with consmetics, my Mettalic Pearl white in a knck out. The only thing I have done is install a new set of my favorite Earne Ball Super Slinkeys, lubricated the nut slots, string trees for tuning stability and tuned it up. The Duncan Design SC101's have a good classic fender tone but have a pesonallity all their own, IMHO---in a good way--Alnico 5 magnets. I reinterate, I'm judging the deluxe based on what's in front of me and I hope if you do buy this one you will be blessed as I was on getting a good one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality Control and better description of "Scratch & Dent"

This guitar was listed as a "Scratch & dent" item. I was expecting a cosmetic blemish. What I got was a guitar with a very obvious check/split on...Read complete review

This guitar was listed as a "Scratch & dent" item. I was expecting a cosmetic blemish. What I got was a guitar with a very obvious check/split on the back of the neck along with poor sanding. The neck pocket also had a crack. There's no way this guitar should have passed quality control. I have another Squier Affinity that was made in Indonesia and the neck is way better. I was hoping this would be a step up from that guitar. Not so. I wasted fifty GW's for shipping costs both ways, for a defective guitar that should never been sold. Never again will I buy a "Scratch & Dent" special from Musician's Friend.

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1.0

A disappointment

By Mike

from arizona

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • none

    Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

    This guitar did not fail to disappoint. Supposedly a level 1 returned item, it had a hole as big as a dime clear down to the wood on the heel of the guitar. Almost every fret had buzz. The Duncan designed pickups were flat and muddy sounding. Go for the Squire Standard Strat - everything great on this one!

     
    5.0

    Chimey clean pups and a beautiful finish

    By Ed C. in NC

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Novice

    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 Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

      Practice practice practice, plan to put some different pups in her down the road, for right now, I'm loving it, another "Strat" in the rack - I love them, and the quality on Squiers of late is as good as "Fender" MIM any day of the week, but it is a notable notch below American made Custom Shop pieces (but so is the price) - neck size is small - but I like it, if I'm going to be playing open chords I'm grabbing an acoustic to start with - so there you have it. Great little edition to the family.

       
      5.0

      A lot of guitar for the price

      By Chuck

      from NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

        The first thing you'll notice is that this guitar is solid. It's actually a little bit heavier than I expected, but it's not a bad thing. The Duncan Designed pickups have a great range. I bought this guitar for surf rock, so it cleans up nicely and gives the quack. It also dirties up and sounds great through an EVH 5150 III. I really like this guitar!

         
        4.0

        cool guitar

        By Vains

        from IL

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Finish
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

          This is the first time ever that I wanted to get a Squire. Least, I had MIM Fender Strat before. Funny thing to mention that I was waiting with sand paper to polish the frets edges thinking those will be rough to touch. But this guitar came smooth edged frets which I didn't expect at all. DD pickups are lot warmer sounding than I thought but works fine for me. First out of the box, bridge setting was all over the place. I had to set the truss rod and intonation and strings height. After all those have been set, it was a beauty to play the guitar. The neck is awesome. Even tough, I will be finishing the neck with True Oil. I got the Daphne Blue and this color played a huge role to talk myself into this Squire. I will do some upgrades of course and make this guitar to please me more than it already did.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Looking and playing Quality Guitar

          By RJ

          from Central, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Playing Venues
            • Recording

            Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

            I've owned Mexican and American Standard Strats and sold or traded them. After reading numerous reviews online, I bought this to get back the Strat tone I'd been missing. Needless to say I'm NOT disappointed. The fit and finish are flawless on this beautiful Daphne Blue guitar. Neck feels great without fret issues. Tone and Volume controls work as they should and the Duncan Designed pickups sound great. I did some minor adjustments to taste for action height and intonated the guitar, but other than that, it was pretty good right out of the box. I'm thoroughly impressed with the guitar and very pleased with the purchase!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for first-time lefty flippers

            By Doug W.

            from MI

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

                I recently bought a blem Squier Deluxe from MF to perform my first lefty flip. This was my first foray into the world of Fender (all other guitars have been Gibsons or Epis) and I decided flipping a Squier would be a fun project without breaking the bank.

                The guitar arrived and I was expecting some nasty finish defects to justify the 30% price reduction but there were none to be found. The pearl white is beautiful and the build quality far surpasses the price point. If you can get over the fact that the headstock doesn't have "Fender" on it, you're gonna love this thing! It does everything that a Stratocaster should do AND this one already has a 22-fret neck and a super stable 2-point trem system. Trem action is silky smooth and it always seems to come back properly. After getting it all setup for left-handed playing it's been hard to put the thing down. It's got all the chime and twang you could want clean, and it dirts up nicely when you want it to.

                For potential flippers, the nut slid out easily with a couple taps from a hammer and blunt nail setting spike. Then it's just a matter of getting the strap button moved to the lower horn and setting the intonation. The intonation screws in the bridge have more than enough adjustment to accommodate the flip. The whole setup job took about an hour including stringing and playing with the floating bridge springs.

                What are you waiting for? Break the chains of brand snobbery and get one of these already!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                You'll never buy an expensive Fender Strat

                By Marketing Sociologist

                from Sonoran Desert

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Two point fulcrum
                • Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Guitar sound

                  Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

                  Own two of them. You'll never buy an expensive Strat after playing these. Unless you're getting a Jeff Beck or Eric Clapton.

                  Two point fulcrum makes those six screw jobs feel like cheap guitars. Tuners are perfect.

                  Bought one demo and another used. Haven't spent over 200.

                  Now, words of advice. Ditch the pickups immediately. The wood in this guitar is going to make those expensive pickups sound better than those 1,000 Fenders. I have Super Fat Super Strat from a Super Strat. There's no way any guitar EVER made is going to sound this terrific. Don't care if you paid 5,000 or 10,000. The tone on this will put anything to shame. Too bad Fender doesn't make those pickups anymore (not the noiseless they're using today).

                  '57 custom pickups sound great in it too. There's lots of people who make these pickups for under 100. So find a used DAPHNE (why go white?), spend the 100 for good pickups (it's your ear and tone) and for 400 or so you've got a guitar that will make those 1,500 Fenders sound like sheets; and plays better. Something about the necks on these guitars. Like there's almost no finish compared to the massacre Fender is doing with guitars today – installing vinyl flooring plastic on them.

                  Lastly, if you don't know how to tune up and intonate a guitar, immediately hand this over to a tech. First thing you're going to want to do is screw down the bridge tight, check all the screws, including tuner heads, and screw every screw on it tight. I have found Fender strings sound best on it. Don't know why.

                  Next experiment will be flat wound strings.

                  Truth in posting. Second guitar, bought used, the pickups sound different from the demo (my first one) so I have left them on. Someday – and I have a drawer full of pickups. You too, right?

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is the real deal !!!

                  By Ernie

                  from Phoenix, Az, the valley of the sun!

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

                    This is an amazing guitar. It simply sings! Do not listen to the negatives just because a string was broken or it came with some little ding, whatever. I bought a demo, so it was already setup, perfect fret work, smooth as silk. The pickups have a sweet tone but this again is very subjective. All I did to mine was change the strings to Ernie Balls 9-42. Having said that, and this only to my liking, I will be installing custom shop 54 pu's and the a diff color pick guard. But don't waste your money on mexi strats buy this, you will very happy. One more thing, whenever you get a new guitar, you have to spend time with it. Your natural hand oils will coat the neck over time and eventually it will become your own. Also the wood itself has to get used the vibration and tones being produced as well. So don't think it will become your own overnight. No, this takes time for it all to come together. This is one of the reason that a vintage guitar sounds so much better. Cheers mates!

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Checking with local Authorized repair center

                    By none

                    from FL

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Fret Buzz
                      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

                      Fret buzz, poor setup. I am taking it to a local Authorized Fender Repair center to see what can be done, might just return it.

                      (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Quality Control and better description of "Scratch & Dent"

                      By Insearchoftone

                      from Oceanside, CA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

                          This guitar was listed as a "Scratch & dent" item. I was expecting a cosmetic blemish. What I got was a guitar with a very obvious check/split on the back of the neck along with poor sanding. The neck pocket also had a crack. There's no way this guitar should have passed quality control. I have another Squier Affinity that was made in Indonesia and the neck is way better. I was hoping this would be a step up from that guitar. Not so. I wasted fifty GW's for shipping costs both ways, for a defective guitar that should never been sold. Never again will I buy a "Scratch & Dent" special from Musician's Friend.

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