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Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar  

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  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple, C-Shaped, (Polyurethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9-1/2" Radius (241 mm)
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Own the classic without shelling out the big bucks!

Squier's Deluxe Stratocaster is a true class act, with a smooth, satin-finished maple neck and classic single-coil tone from three Duncan Designed™ pickups. Other cool features include a parchment pickguard and aged plastic parts giving it a vintage look.

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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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SquierDeluxe Strat Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (5)
  • Poor pick up (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Jamming (8)
  • School bands (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Strat for a great price.

If you don't have a grand to spend on an American Strat, this will do. It's amazing how it sounds and plays.
I've been looking into buying a new Strat for a few...Read complete review

If you don't have a grand to spend on an American Strat, this will do. It's amazing how it sounds and plays.
I've been looking into buying a new Strat for a few years, I've owned the Protone Series and sadly sold it. I research this Strat before buying it, I bought the white one. First off, the finish is sparkly close up. Very impressed. The neck is so slick and smooth, I'd grade the thickness medium. Straight as an arrow to, no set up required. I have long fingers, use to bigger necks, but making my way around that. The tremolo was set a bit high, but I had a bone nut and 10's put on it, the set it lower. The pickups are chimy, fat and warm. I'd replace the bridge pickup though, more treble than I'd like.
I doubt you'll find a Strat for this perice that out performs this. I've owned two Squier before this, great starter guitar as well.
I'd gig with this with confidence. Very dependable, very road worthy. Worth every dime.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You get what you pay for

I'd had my eye on one of these for a long time. I used to own a great Japanese model Strat, but it got stolen after a gig long ago and I was jonesing...Read complete review

I'd had my eye on one of these for a long time. I used to own a great Japanese model Strat, but it got stolen after a gig long ago and I was jonesing to replace it. I mostly play hard rock, but love the strat look, feel, and sound. I'm also not a millionaire, so liked the price point and many reviews suggested that this played like you might expect a much more expensive guitar to. I'm in no way a price snob. Some inexpensive guitars play great and some super expensive guitars sound average and most of my gear is mid-level or below, price wise. (Nevermind and VH 1 were recorded with guitars that probably cost 100 each!) I've also had some luck with on line low-end guitars before, so I gave it a try. When it came, I spent about an hour with it and generally thought I got what I paid for, and maybe a bit more. It played pretty well - not great, but not bad, and sounded good clean and with some distortion. But, the more I played it, the more it felt just a bit off. Finally I realized that the high e-string was really close to the edge of the fretboard, making it feel akward to play notes on that string, especially while bending the note or trying to give a note some vibrato. I went to a local guitar shop to compare other strats at all price points, and sure enough, the higher end ones were balanced across the fretboard, but the cheaper ones seemed to be off. Surprising because I assumed they were all designed by the same computer, but obviously not.

I returned the guitar (MF were awesome) and at their suggestion tried one more. Unfortunately, this one was worse. The high e string was still too close to the fretboard edge, but the neck was sanded poorly and felt rough to play, and the frets were really rough and you could feel the stings catch and fight their way over them when you were bending a note. So that one went back too. (again MF were great).

So I'm a bit disappointed, but I shouldn't be. I was expecting a 1500 guitar for only 300 and that is unrealistic. It was a 300 guitar. If you are just looking for something to bang around on, this will work, but you might as well just go all the way to the low end and save yourself 150. If you are looking for something quality to practice on or gig with, this is not the guitar for you.

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1.0

You get what you pay for

By None

from Boston, Ma

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

      I'd had my eye on one of these for a long time. I used to own a great Japanese model Strat, but it got stolen after a gig long ago and I was jonesing to replace it. I mostly play hard rock, but love the strat look, feel, and sound. I'm also not a millionaire, so liked the price point and many reviews suggested that this played like you might expect a much more expensive guitar to. I'm in no way a price snob. Some inexpensive guitars play great and some super expensive guitars sound average and most of my gear is mid-level or below, price wise. (Nevermind and VH 1 were recorded with guitars that probably cost 100 each!) I've also had some luck with on line low-end guitars before, so I gave it a try. When it came, I spent about an hour with it and generally thought I got what I paid for, and maybe a bit more. It played pretty well - not great, but not bad, and sounded good clean and with some distortion. But, the more I played it, the more it felt just a bit off. Finally I realized that the high e-string was really close to the edge of the fretboard, making it feel akward to play notes on that string, especially while bending the note or trying to give a note some vibrato. I went to a local guitar shop to compare other strats at all price points, and sure enough, the higher end ones were balanced across the fretboard, but the cheaper ones seemed to be off. Surprising because I assumed they were all designed by the same computer, but obviously not.

      I returned the guitar (MF were awesome) and at their suggestion tried one more. Unfortunately, this one was worse. The high e string was still too close to the fretboard edge, but the neck was sanded poorly and felt rough to play, and the frets were really rough and you could feel the stings catch and fight their way over them when you were bending a note. So that one went back too. (again MF were great).

      So I'm a bit disappointed, but I shouldn't be. I was expecting a 1500 guitar for only 300 and that is unrealistic. It was a 300 guitar. If you are just looking for something to bang around on, this will work, but you might as well just go all the way to the low end and save yourself 150. If you are looking for something quality to practice on or gig with, this is not the guitar for you.

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      4.0

      Good guitar, upgraded pick ups a must

      By LJ

      from Denver, CO

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

      Beautiful guitar, great to play. Frets came sharp on the edges. You will need to have them smoothed out. You will also need to drop in some decent pick ups. The stock DD pups are weak. If you are looking for something great right out of the box, look elsewhere. If you are able to invest a little, you will have a fantastic guitar at a fraction of the price (compared to an American Strat). I had a 2001 Mexican Fat Strat, this Squier beats it by a mile.

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      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Little disappointed

      By Pheonix2022

      from Renton, WA

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      Pros

      • Beautiful Pearl Paintjob
      • Body Looks Beautiful
      • Finishhardware Look Nice
      • Fun To Play

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Fret Buzz
      • Poor Pick Up
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
      • Sandpaper Fretboard

      Best Uses

      • Amatuer Smithing
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

      I was really excited to get this guitar as an end of winter project after watching some clips of other people playing it and reading all the positive reviews. The first guitar I received was dented, had deep scratches in the pickguard, had several flaws in the finish, and some tooling marks on the neck. Disappointing to say the least. Sent that one back and the new one I got was much better on the surface. Fretboard on both guitars felt and sounded like sandpaper when bending notes and fret edges were sharp but that was easy to sand and polish smooth. The nut and string trees needed to be lubricated to stop the strings from sticking and going in and out of tune. Tuners are the standard loose feeling cheap die cast tuners they put on every fender strat copy. Pickups sounded pretty weak even when compared to affinity pickups and the action was set really high. But none of that would have really mattered and could have been fixed or tolerated by most beginners and weekend players. Luckily though I removed the pickguard because I like to check and make sure the wiring is done correctly. Wasn't expecting to see the black "insulating" paint in the body cavity so that was nice. Then I looked down and saw that one of the ground wires that was suppose to be screwed into the body was almost completely undone. Once I screwed that on tightly and checked the other wires the pickups sounded much louder but it took a lot of work to find a setting that tamed down the highs on this guitar. The lows just really arent there even on the neck pickup with the tone all the way down. So if blues is your thing maybe pass. It came with two springs on the trem. I usually like to use 3 and keep the rear plate off for tone but after spending forever trying out different screw setting and height settings there was absolutely no way I could use any more than 2 springs and still have the tremolo float (In my opinion making the rear cavity look ugly). Even with the 2 springs on the outer claws for least tension, the support screws had to be loosened as far as they could safely go. The whole neck front and back is barely, barely finished so be really careful choosing a polish or attempting to add a little color to it because the thin areas will become noticeably darker than the rest of the neck. All that being said if you have some basic repair knowledge and maybe changing the pickups (which may have been the reason you were interested in the first place) you can really make this thing a nice guitar...maybe

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      4.0

      Fun and Sexy but needs polishing

      By Bainey72

      from Pendleton, SC

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

      Great looking fun guitar with nice neck feel. Fret edges are a little sharp and the tuners were loose when I got it. Had to put a lot of work into getting her worthy of playing but finally got her to sing. I would be extremely upset if I had paid huge money for this ax but being she's a budget friendly girl, she's a dandy!!!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great value!

      By 8tracklover

      from Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

        Out of the box it needed adjustments which is to be expected, after all it came from Indonesia. After set up and upgrading the strings to DR .010"s, it plays great. Stays in tune just fine. Very light in weight. Lightest electric I think I have ever held. The satin finished neck is fast and slick. I wish my other guitars had that finish. My son is going to love it.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Squier Deluxe Strat Review

        By Jay-D

        from CT

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

          I have had a bit of G.A.S. for one of these babies for some time now. Pearl white is one of my favorite colors. And, I thought "If one of these is as awesome as my Squier Affinity Tele, I'm in for a real treat". And it is! MF packed it to survive a trip around the world as always. The action was adjusted to my liking as soon as I took it out of the box. After I wiped the drool off, seeing how beautiful it is!! The neck is like my tele. Very nice shape, frets are perfect. ZERO sharp edges.I don't think there is any sort of finish on the fingerboard, or the rear of the neck which is perfect for me. It makes it faster and smoother!!! Once I put a fresh set of .009's on, got the action and intonation right..I literally couldn't put it down! It is THAT good. The pickups are very nice. Smooth. Just right for what I need to do with it. I cherish how it feels. It begs to be played. The pearl finish is mouth wateringly good :). I would HIGHLY recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a pocket rocket. This one doesn't need a pro set up. All it needs is to be played. Stays in tune PERFECTLY by the way. I didn't even stretch the new strings after I put them on(Ernie Balll .009's). Grab one of these if you want a guitar that will easily out play guitars more than two times the cost :) Thank you for another great dealing, Musicians Friend! You guys rock!!

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Deluxe Strat journey

          By Rockabilly Ray

          from Cortland NY 13045

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Almost Un Playable
          • Poor Pick Up
          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

          I am a professional working musician..I have owned 2 Fender Squier strats..I always wanted this particular Deluxe model..When it arrived , it looked great, but the action was way too high and would not stay in tune. I used it on two gigs and found it very diffucult to play-I took it to a guitar repair center who needed to :adjust the neck,nuts and slots,Bridge saddle height,Spring claw tension,and set the pickup heights appropriately..After these repairs were done , the Strat plays and sounds like a dream..it's a beautiful thing..

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exactly what I wanted

          By acdcdave1387

          from League City, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

            I spent the vast majority of my years playing on ESP guitars and I really wanted something different to play on. I decided I had to have an all white strat with a maple fretboard. The only other two strats like this are the MIM Fender which only has 21 frets and the American Standard which is WAY out of my price range. I used a promo code and got a good price on it and have to say it was worth the money.

            I don't have experience with any other strats so I can't compare directly to them, however I have read mixed reviews about this Deluxe model. Many say it's not much better than the Squier standard and that if you're gonna spend the money just go ahead and get a classic vibe series model. I will get a Standard later but for now I am really enjoying this Deluxe model.

            I had to do a full setup on it because the fret buzz would choke out nearly all strings at the 15th fret. I threw on a set of DR Blues and man this thing has a beautiful classic sound. Again I wish I could compare this to the other models but for now just know that in my modest opinion it has a good sound. Not being used to Single coil pickups, I had some great fun getting familiar with them and despite the lack of a strong low end, I can still make it sound good playing metal with the right amp setup.
            I use a Fender Mustang I and would like to upgrade to the II one day soon. With the right amp sound and effects it can sound almost as good in metal as my ESP with it's dual Humbuckers.

            Overall, I am loving this little strat and can't wait to get my next one later on down the line. I WOULD recommend this to a friend.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Well....We Tried.....

            By Senor~ Rock-Aloto!

            from Zion OR.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Bridge Was Defective
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

                Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

                Well, I'd love to be able to give a full review on this Squier Deluxe Strat...however, the one that I recieved was defective: The 2 bridge pins that the bridge/tremolo rest against were drilled into the body at angles, this resulted in the whole bridge assembly being cocked, and further being non-tunable...:-( Very dissapointing Q & A from Squier. Anyways, Musician's Friend was quick to return the guitar. And I have no problems ordering another Squier guitar from them in the future. They are generally a great value for the money, and MF usually has a high level of service.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT Guitar!!

                By Rick

                from Rochester, Mn

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Great looks
                • Super Finish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

                  This is a really great guitar for the money. I just purchased the Pearl White and am completely satisfied. A perfect guitar for beginers and intermediate players. No need to pay tons more for an American made unit or custom if you're not a player that demands what they can offer. I gig professionally and wanted this for my personal home use.....I made the right choice...buy one!

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