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Designed by Custom Shop master craftsman Todd Krause.
It puts the best elements of the humbucker-equipped guitar into a sleek, modern guitar while retaining its distinctly Fender vibe. Basswood body, set mahogany neck, 2 Duncan Designed humbuckers, platinum hardware, and a look that says "I'm ready to rock."
If you're looking for an original from a master, forget the art gallery and grab the M-80.
Reviewed by 13 customers
For the price this is the best value, in my opinion. I got it in black and it looks awesome! The tone on this thing is great. I've played a Gibson LP and this is right up there with it. My only complaint is that the bridge pickup KEEPS coming loose, like one of the screws will be loose after 30 min. of playing. I bet some Lock Tight would fix that though. Over all this guitar is amazing in every way, and for the money is beter than a 200$ Epiphone LP I think.
What initially attracted me to this guitar was its looks. The beautiful Amber color just popped, and I really liked the body style. As I looked closer, I noticed the platinum hardware and the Duncan Designed pickups, something I didn't expect from Squier. The Duncans sound amazing. The neck pickup sounds great through the clean channel on my Marshall MG30, and the bridge is great for heavier stuff like Metallica. This is a great guitar. You won't be disappointed with this guitars performance or beauty.
I bought an amber Squier M-80 (as another review indicated,the finish is not nearly as yellow as the photos show). This one is one of Squier's "Master Series" guitars.I have owned and played a red "Thinline" Telecaster for two years (I don't think that I'll ever trade that one).I bought the M-80 through a guitar trade (I have bought several that way),needing to reduce my 15 guitar herd (another victim of G.A.S.,"Guitar Acquisition Syndrome").The action is superb,the platinum finish on all hardware items is both understated and beautiful and the mellow tone is nice.If you're seeking a guitar that quacks like a Standard Telecaster or Stratocaster, this may not be what you want.I have a Squier standard Telecaster and a Fender USA made Stratocaster for that sort of tone.However,the "treble" position on the M-80's three way pickup selector switch,combined with full tone on the tone dial,will give you some "quack".If you want great action,nice appearance and deep, mellow tone, the M-80 is a nice addition to any collection.
I bought this guitar in a local shop. I too fell for the wine satin (Just so pretty. ;) The pickups it comes with are great, (For the price) but can always go for an upgrade. The neck is very smooth, and very versatile for speed. This baby screams blues!I'll soon be putting the Seymour Duncan hot rotted pickup set in for an upgrade; we'll see how that one goes!
I just got mine about a week ago. The Amber finish. It's not nearly as yellow as the picture portrays, but somehow looks even better. It just feels good in your hands. This is the 7th guitar I've owned, and I would trade in my other 6 for another one of these babies. You just have to hear this thing too, even the crap strings it arrives with sound good on this. Squier has put together a great axe, and in my humble opinion sounds better than a Fender Strat... but that's my thoughts. Wonderful sound, especially for rock, and a hot body with solid construction as well.
So when I was shopping for a guitar I was looking at gibson's, dean's, and fenders. The person who I was with picked up a squier just to be funny and was telling me how squier sucks. So the sales person comes over asking us to stop putting down companys. So we walk around looking and we come to a M-80. the only one in the store. It's cool cause it's black and 2 humbucking pickups and 3way switch and all. So I plug it in and BAM! it hits me. I just found me next guitar. The way it plays, the way it looks, everything about it makes this guitar scream metal. Buy this guitar..tops all other guitars by squier or fender. You won't regret purchasing the squier M-80.
This is a great bang for the buck guitar. Says Squier on the headstock but it sound like a Gibson LP. Go play it for yourself, you'll love it. I do!
I saw this guy in a local shop and I usually hate Fender anything, but with the dual Duncan designs I figured I should at least try it. It was the Wine Satin that cought my eye, usually a sucker for black, but it had an amazing look. It has nice smooth action, and fast as well. It had a very solid feel to it. It is very well crafted in my opionion. It has tons of power for the pickups only being Duncan DESIGN. The only real downfall to the guitar is pinches are a little trickier to pull off on it than most guitars, but if you play it enough, I'm sure you'll get 'em down like butter.
Now this here guitar is great and as soon as it was out of the box and tuned it sounded great. I got this guitar when I had been playing for about 5 months and it was great for awhile. Also being a beginner I was stupid and took off all the strings and jacked up the bridge and let me just say that that was the best stupid mistake I had ever made. I took it to a local guitar repair and got a setup and now it plays better. I often go and sit down and pick up a nice looking SG and plug it in and well after my setup this guitar is better than all the guitars I have played. So I advise taking it to a local guitar repair shop and getting a setup ( restoration to original settings) and that way it should sound even better.
this guitar is awesome, i saw it a in my local shop and it just took over me, the beauty of this guitar is just worderful its a really great guitar it has a really delicious tone and its great with distortion believe me u have to get one, im getting mine.