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Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar  Pearl White Metallic

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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 pi...Read More

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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 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Good pick up (6)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (6)
  • Poor pick up (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), 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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Well....We Tried.....

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...Read complete review

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)

 
1.0

Quality Control and better description of "Scratch & Dent"

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from Oceanside, CA

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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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Long time bass player, new to guitar...

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      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

        I've been playing bass for over 30 years and have owned at least a dozen of them. I've also owned a few guitars along the way, both acoustic and electric. I say this just to give a least a little credence to my words.

        Just pick up this guitar and you can feel the quality. It is heavy...at least mine is. About as much as my ash bass. The finish is perfect...not a blemish anywhere! All the moving parts are solid; tuners, volume and tone controls, and pickup switch. The neck has a wonderful smooth satin finish, and the fret board has a very hard high-gloss finish. All of which make playing it a joy. The sustain is excellent! It has a nice rich tone, like a good Strat should.

        Why did I chose this guitar? Simple. It was the best feeling guitar I tried.
        I checked out a hundred guitars at least over the last few months from entry level to upper end Fender's, Gibson's, Ibanez, SGR's etc. While I liked several, it wasn't until I ran across this little gem (virtually new) in a local guitar shop. The feel and heft of it just felt like quality. Playing around on it backed up my first impression. I didn't spring immediately. I did a little research and found nothing but glowing reviews. Loved the sound I heard a few YouTube videos and decided to go for it. Over the last few days playing it, I'm absolutely happy I got THIS guitar. If you want a good quality Strat and can't justify 1000, this could be your new baby. Do it!

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Extra-Ordinary Quality and Value

        By 

        from North West Louisiana

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • So Far Nothing Negative

        Best Uses

        • Good For Any Application

        Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

        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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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Totally Worth the Money I Paid!

        By 

        from South Carolina

        About Me Experienced

        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:

          I got this guitar for Christmas and haven't put it down since. It is a blast to play and I'm loving it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves playing. My next purchase will be a Squier P-Bass.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Another great Squire guitar.

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          from Sumner Michigan

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar:

            No complaints on this one. Its got great neck feel, smooth, fast and great sound. Love the pickups and fit and finish. For new guitarist just getting into playing, you should look no further. Its a Beauty, 100% I have been playing for years and Squire just keeps getting better, I started back in the eighties with a Fender Bullet and these are just as nice.

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            (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            You get what you pay for

            By 

            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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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good guitar, upgraded pick ups a must

                By 

                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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                (3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Little disappointed

                By 

                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 

                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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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great value!

                By 

                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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