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Squier Deluxe Strat Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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
 
4.5

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (15)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (8)
  • Good pick up (7)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (7)
  • Poor pick up (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Jamming (13)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

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.

VS

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 of 1 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!

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    (2 of 2 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!

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        (1 of 1 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?

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          (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!

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            (1 of 1 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.

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              (6 of 8 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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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Long time bass player, new to guitar...

                  By Mark

                  from undisclosed

                  About Me Novice

                  Ask me a question

                  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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                    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Extra-Ordinary Quality and Value

                    By Platefire

                    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 Alan_B.

                    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.

                      By soldier of 4 cheese

                      from Michigan

                      About Me Experienced

                      Ask me a question

                      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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