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Squier Standard Double Fat Strat Electric Guitar   

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An affordable, quality Strat! Maple neck, 22 frets, poplar body, 2 humbucking pickups, and tremolo. Does not include case or gig bag....Read More

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An affordable, quality Strat! Maple neck, 22 frets, poplar body, 2 humbucking pickups, and tremolo. Does not include case or gig bag.


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4.6

(based on 49 reviews)

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This is the AntiStrat

It looks and feels like a Strat but the sound is completely different. It sounds more like a Les Paul if you ask me. If you like that twangy single coil Strat sound then...Read complete review

It looks and feels like a Strat but the sound is completely different. It sounds more like a Les Paul if you ask me. If you like that twangy single coil Strat sound then look elsewhere. Personally I'm not into the twangy blues sound. I like very heavy sounds and clean-ish, full bodied sounds. This is great at both. The thing that sold me is the dynamic range of the pickups. You can use massive distortion and crank the amp way up and stand right in front of the amp without getting feedback or much noise at all. I was amazed at this. I tried out about 15 guitars that day and that's the reason I bought this one. The way I see it is the guitar is only half of the instrument. The amp/effects make up the other half. I'm running a PODxt Live through a Marshall JCM800 combo. I had a Jackson with a single-single-dual setup and the background noise was so loud that it made the heavy patches unusable. What good is a heavy metal guitar that's too noisy to use heavy patches. Granted the Double-Fat is not the brightest sounding guitar but the extra headroom allows you to crank the treble on your amp and get much brightness as you want.With the Double-Fat I can set it for a Mesa Boogie Treadplate amp with a tube screamer and still only get a little bit of background noise. One thing I should mention. Brand new, this guitar has clear saran wrap like plastic over the pickups. I left them on and I can't help but wonder if that's contributing to the quietness. Hmmm... Electro magnetic pickups will go right through plastic but the acoustic feedback from the amp might not. Another good point is that it's wicked light because it's made out of Poplar. Poplar has one of the best strength to weight ratios of any wood. I always wondered why they didn't make more guitars out of it. Anyway I do have one big quality gripe. The nut was in the wrong fricken place so it was impossible to properly intonate it. I got the open A and the 12th fret A to match by adjusting the string length at the bridge but then the B and C on that same string would be way out of tune. Yuck! I had to stick a toothpick under the strings next to the nut to give it that extra 3/32 of an inch that it needed. That's a really bad manufacturing flaw but I like the sound so much that I'm willing to keep the guitar anyway. I guess there always has to be something wrong with a $200 guitar. At least I found a workaround. The tuners seem pretty good, not great but better than the $100 strats. Yes, I run into some tuning issues with the tremelo but it's not too bad. Still very usable. I guess if I want it to be perfect, I'm going to have to get the nut moved and replaced with graphite or rollers. I may also have to replace the tuners and/or tremelo springs. At that point it will be the perfect guitar for me.The action was too high when I got it but I was able to drop it pretty low without getting fret buzz. I like the smooth feel of the neck. It's pretty darned playable. Bottom Line: If you're going to buy cheap guitars, learn how to adjust and/or fix them.

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Well...for a starter its a good guitar. i had it for a a few months and it started fallind apart though. the body cracked in front of the tremolo so the strings...Read complete review

Well...for a starter its a good guitar. i had it for a a few months and it started fallind apart though. the body cracked in front of the tremolo so the strings were pulling it towards the neck. the neck was also a little warped and the truss rod only made things worse, and ive fixed many friends guitars with their truss rods with no problem. as with any guitar in this pricerange the upper register wasnt in tune, but it did have a very lovely sound and the electronics held up very well. if you really want a good starter guitar (that has had no problems so far and i have had it for longer than the squier) buy a yamaha eg-112, or just save up an extra hundred bucks and buy a standard strat HH from fender.

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4.0

Okey guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

When i first bought this guitar i was nice.But soon it startet to loose tune more and more... Soo me and my dad whent to a guitar builder and it was the tremmolo that was the problem only two weak feaders so he fixed it with an extra feader.Then he did some other things to it and Now it works really well!

 
5.0

Not a bad axe for the money

By Jasonbeast

from Reno, NV

I've owned this for almost a year in the Satin Pewter Metallic finish. Much darker in real life than it is in the photos, it's nearly black. Neck is comfy, action is pretty sweet now that I've tweaked it a bit. There's a slight buzz on the low E and the A string, but I'm able to compensate for it while playing so that it's barely noticeable. It's an upgrade on my last guitar (an Affinity Tele) so I'm pretty happy with it overall. This is probably the last all-stock guitar I'll own, and I'm very happy with it.

 
5.0

nice guitar

By fenderzown11

from boston, ma

let me start by saying this guitar is a bargain. i couldn't believe how well the one i purchased played and sounded stock. i have played a good variety of guitars ranging from the squier bullet strats to a vintage 76 telecaster deluxe and this guitar plays as well as its much more expensive relatives. the few complaints i have about it are minor. the pickups that come with it are a little on the weak side but for a cheap guitar somethings gotta be sacrificed i suppose, and the edges of the frets were very sharp. aside from those minor problems, the guitar is amazing, i honestly prefer playing this guitar over playing the mim fender strat or the highway ones both of which cost a significant amount more than this one, and plus its a strat with double humbuckers. its just a great guitar for the beginner or anyone willing to upgrade the pickups.

 
5.0

Kick a** guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Now I wanted a guitar and I got one. This thing is a monster good for all ages it's good for rock n roll and if you use the acoustic,I guess contry.good for the price!

 
4.0

Pretty nice starter

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Nice starter guitar and overall, pretty nice if your budget won't allow for something more pricey. Finish and hardware are really nice, mine has a little bit of a bridge issue, but that's learning setup and another story. The humbuckers are pretty nice and mellow, nothing special, but alright....player friendly probably the best word. Tuning issues are along the lines of the classic Strat qualm of extensive trem use throwing it out of whack, which it does, but some set ups can get it damn close to never going out. Overall I like it and suggest it for starters or those on a budget. Just learn how to set it up properly and maintain in and you'll be on your way to rocking.

 
5.0

Cheap Guitar With Good Tone

By Line6+Squier

from Tigard OR

This guitar has a great tone and great feel. i play this at school and church alot and i ve had one complaint. It is not an actual Fender guitar. I put some piezo pickups inside an foud a whole new demension of tones. i pay through a Line 6 Spider II

 
5.0

GREAT DEAL

By snubbs741

from Cupertino, CA

this is a great guitar for the price. i got mine used and it is still great. doesnt sound like a strat though, if ur looking for that get single coils. though u can get a twangy sound from the bridge pickup. this is great for classic rock, blues, hard rock, but if u want metal, get a ibanez, jackson, or ESP. the tremelo gets the guitar way out of tune, and the frets are a little off the side of the board, so youe high E can get stuck behind it a lot.OVERALL: BEGINNERS guitar. if u arent, i would save up for something better.

 
5.0

This thing ROCKS!!

By to101888

from beloit, WI

For the money, the Squier double fat strat is simply the best. Hands down! I bought this guitar about four years ago, and was looking for a strat, but didn't have the money to drop on the the Fender model. One thing that could be improved is that when you use the the trem alot it goes out of tune, but other than that, it couldn't be better for the price. Keep rockin' Squier!!

 
5.0

Best Deal

By B

from NC

I bought mine a year ago and I still love it. It is VERY well put together, and sounds great. The stock Humbuckers were too hot for my taste ( I think squier is marketing this to players who want a heavier metal sound). I changed the P'ups to Duncan Pealy Gates, and this thing now smokes my 1000$ american deluxe strat tone-wise, and thats no joke. There was one tiny flaw in the wood at the top of the neck joint on the body. There was a chip out of the wood, and instead of sanding it down, it was just painted over. You really have to be looking for it, and its purely cosmetic. Other than that, it plays perfect and stays in tune very well. I have seen dozens of these that my high school students bring to guitar club, and they are all quality guitars for the price. They usually need to have the string radius adjusted and pickup height set, and one out of twenty might need a couple of frets leveled. Throw a good set of pickups in and you have a guitar that sounds as good as most stuff under 800$.

 
5.0

Squier Double Strat

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I think this a decent starter guitar for those who want to play rock music. The humbuckers make the guitar sensitive so tapping is a breeze. The whammy bar not only makes the guitar look cool, but allows you to play some Eddie Van Halen solos. overall, this is a decent guitar.

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