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Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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Step up to the Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar. 2-point fulcrum tremolo provides smooth motion and superior tuning stability-modeled on ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Authentic Fender design, upgraded throughout.

Step up to the Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar. 2-point fulcrum tremolo provides smooth motion and superior tuning stability-modeled on the Fender American Series Strat, as is the 22-fret fast-action neck. 3 alnico single-coil pickups blast out classic Strat tones. Squier includes sealed die-cast tunersdie-cast tuners are lifetime-lubricated for years of trouble-free service and tuning stability, and multi-ply pickguard with your Standard Stratocaster.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
Agathis body
Polyurethane finish
Maple, C-shaped neck
22 medium-jumbo frets
Rosewood or maple fretboard
Dot position inlays
3 alnico magnet single-coil pickups
5-position blade pickup switch
Master volume, neck tone, middle tone
Synchronous twin-pivot tremolo
3-ply pickguard (4-ply on Antique Burst)
Chrome hardware
Die-cast tuners
Large '60s-style headstock

Now you can have a really sweet-playing Strat for a really sweet-sounding price. Put it in the cart and make yourself happy.

SPECIFICATIONS
25-1/2" scale
9.5" radius
1.650" nut width
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SquierStandard Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 249 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (135)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (17)
  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Solid electronics (14)
  • Good pick up (13)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)
  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Jamming (12)
  • Recording (8)
  • Rock concerts (7)
  • Small venues (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Really Great Strat

I have been a musician well over 50yrs. and, have owned and played many guitars of all brands. This particular Strat just blew me away! I picked this up on a Black Friday...Read complete review

I have been a musician well over 50yrs. and, have owned and played many guitars of all brands. This particular Strat just blew me away! I picked this up on a Black Friday deal and, it was sweet. MF always seems to come through with a good deal at just the right time. I have owned several Fender Strats MIA, MIM, and Squier, and, this one is really a Great Guitar. Granted it is not an American model and, does have a few limitations but, the value of this instrument can't be beat! Truthfully in the Squier line you need to move up from the bullet and, the Affinity to this model Standard then good things will happen. This instrument required very little setup. Set the action and, no fret buzz, adjusted the trem just a little, intonation was spot on, stretched the strings and, retuned 3 times, put a little No.2 lead pencil lead in the nut grooves, Left the truss alone and, plugged it in to my Fender Twin and, cut her loose---Perfection. Squier has really stepped up their quality and, the color on this instrument has to be seen in person to be appreciated! It is Beautiful !!! I just really can't say enough about this guitar so I'll just suggest that you check one out and, see for yourself. All the good and, positive reviews should tell you something.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good band for the buck...

I've owned a few of the Squier standard strats and they are good but definitely need set up and fret leveling to get the optimal performance out of them, once that's done they play...Read complete review

I've owned a few of the Squier standard strats and they are good but definitely need set up and fret leveling to get the optimal performance out of them, once that's done they play well. I've Also owned the Squier Deluxe series and they are much better due to the Basswood body tone. These Standard strats are good bang for the buck guitars and with a proper setup can easily do Band club duty... or mod the heck out of them for kicks and grins too.

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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really Great Strat

By terrygh

from Kansas

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Pros

  • Beautiful Color and Finish
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Gigs with band
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I have been a musician well over 50yrs. and, have owned and played many guitars of all brands. This particular Strat just blew me away! I picked this up on a Black Friday deal and, it was sweet. MF always seems to come through with a good deal at just the right time. I have owned several Fender Strats MIA, MIM, and Squier, and, this one is really a Great Guitar. Granted it is not an American model and, does have a few limitations but, the value of this instrument can't be beat! Truthfully in the Squier line you need to move up from the bullet and, the Affinity to this model Standard then good things will happen. This instrument required very little setup. Set the action and, no fret buzz, adjusted the trem just a little, intonation was spot on, stretched the strings and, retuned 3 times, put a little No.2 lead pencil lead in the nut grooves, Left the truss alone and, plugged it in to my Fender Twin and, cut her loose---Perfection. Squier has really stepped up their quality and, the color on this instrument has to be seen in person to be appreciated! It is Beautiful !!! I just really can't say enough about this guitar so I'll just suggest that you check one out and, see for yourself. All the good and, positive reviews should tell you something.

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very nice strat

By cdm439

from san antonio texas

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Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

i'd recomend this for anybody,,i am 64 yrs old and started playing when i was 13
the standard i have is a sunburst with a maple fingerboard..one of the earlier models..it looks and feels liike a '57 strat..i am planing on a classic vibe model soon too...i have a classic vibe tele' and it is a dream guitar..exceptional...all the hardware on this guitar is fine..cant find anything i would change
couldn't ask for more at this price point,,,i read one review where some bozo complained about the strings in the quality rating....you always should change the factory strings right away..and dont complain about the set up..this is a lower end guitar, but the quality is top notch..set it up for your needs..
you cant get more for your monwy...the only one better is the classic vibe

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't Believe What The Squier Haters Say!!!!

By Jeffo

from Woonsocket, R.I.

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Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

For years, I've been hearing my friends saying that Squiers suck. Well, this model should prove them wrong as far as I'm concerned. Ever since I got this last week, I can't put it down. I swapped a ESP LTD M-15 for this, and it was definately worth it. I also own a 2006 USA made, Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Strat and IMO, this guitar has the same tone as that one. If you're into Blues and Classic Rock, then this one's for you. This is a well priced alternative for those who can't afford a MIM Fender Standard or a Squier Classic Vibe model and I would not have any problem buying another one to add to my arsenal.
Mine is a 2008 Indonesian made model, which has the Black Metallic finish and the Maple neck and fretboard along with 22 Medium sized frets. The tuners are stock squier die cast, which do a great job of mainting tuning stability. The bridge is a 2 point system which has modern style bridge saddles which IMO, are much easier on the palm of your hand while you're playing, and are easier to adjust. The pickups are Alnico single coils and you have a 3 way pup switch along with 1 Volume and 2 tone controls.
I am surprised at how well made this guitar is. I couldn't find any flaws in it at all. The frets are perfectly rolled on the neck and the body has a nice weight to it. The only alterations I did to it were to, put some Aluminum shielding tape underneath the pickguard on the bodt cavity, and to install a Sprague Orange 022 Cap on one of the tone knobs. I was going to consider changing the pickups, but I think they're just fine. IMO, they have a nice classic 1960's type tone to them. I reset the intonation after putting a set of 10's on it, and now it stays in perfect tune.
I can't believe the price on this guitar. Last summer I made the mistake of getting rid of a 2006 MIM Fender Strat which I had for 4 years and, this guitar sounds just as good, if not better than it.

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent!

By Sagittarius-IvKAY

from Arizona

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Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Back in 2000 I bought a Chinese made Squire standard Fat strat (two humbuckers) which, I was very impressed with in every way except the paint job wasnt top notch but it wasnt bad either. The neck felt great, no sharp frets sticking out and it sounded really good. So now, eleven year later I thought its time for a single-coil strat and I didnt want to pay a Fender price. So I looked into the Squire standard Strats.
After reading many good reviews on them which I wasnt surprised at all since I was very pleased with my own Squires Standard Fat Strat, I decided to order a cherry burst one with single coil pups.

When it arrived and I opened the box I was pleasantly surprised by how much prettier it was than its picture.
Beautiful stain finish and beautiful wood-grain.
I put it through my usual close and careful inspection. I kept on looking and looking.
NOT A SINGLE FLAW OR IMPERFECTION. NONE!!!
The craftsmanship, fit and finish is top notch.
100% perfect.
Yes thats 100% and not 99%.
I was amazed!
How can that be? Thats so rare.
I kid you not the fit and finish to this Chinese Squire is better than my American made fenders strat and Tele.
Action on this guitar is awesome, fret work is superb, feel of the neck is fast and the sound is that very famous and loved strat sound.
I bought this strat on sale but I wouldnt hesitate to pay its full regular price, ITS WORTH IT!

At the same time I ordered this strat I also ordered a Squire standard Telecaster which was made in Indonesia and it did have that famous Tele sound but the craftsmanship on it wasnt as good as this Chinese made standard Strat, so the Tele went back to the merchant.

I can honestly tell you that Im more impressed with the fit & finish of this Squire than my US made strat. The US made strat has a bit hotter pickups though.

Im sold on Chinese made Squires.
3 single coil pups, 5-way switch selector, fast and smooth satin finish neck, rosewood finger board, and great fret work.
Top notch, better than my US made strat.
Excellent deal!

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Flame A Strat

By Jeff Beck Wanna B Joe

from Indiana (from SG CA).

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    Well, I could have expected Fender to send Jeff Beck over for a few lessons---but he was busy. This guitar plays as well as an expensive model (I started in 1965 with a 1962 strat----could have bought a house with what it's worth now!!). Point is---YOU play the guitar. If you can't flame this model, a high priced model won't help. You should have it "set up" though--little adjustments--new strings. Have fun with it. You won't regret it. PS I never give a 5 star rating to anything. Cheers!

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    We love our Squier Standard Strats!

    By Joe

    from Idaho

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      My Son and I each have one of these, Mine is a SSS made in 2001 and my Son's is SSH made in 2007, both from Indonesia. Both were bought new, I have owned mine since late 2000, my Son's since 2009. Nice finish, very solid. Both stay in tune unless you do a lot of tremolo work. Twin piviot bridge is great, I like it way better than the vintage one on my MIM Strat. The single coils are not Hot, but, that is the way stock Strat coils sound on any regular Strat. The Bridge humbucker on the Fat is decently hot, my Son plays Iron Maiden with his and it works great. We love these guitars and they are worth more than the asking price. I highly recommend Squier Standard series and higher models.

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Squier Standard Stratocaster

      By Jake Hueller

      from Lyons, OR

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Playability

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I have had this thing (black metallic, maple fretboard) for a short time and it rocks!

      -Neck: The reason I bought a Strat in this price range is I wanted something with an unfinished neck, and this is perfect for me. The neck is thin, fast, smooth and non-finished, which I love! The only thing about the neck is the frets are a little bit sharp, and they kind of stick off the edge of the fretboard. But this is really no big deal.

      -Body: Made out of agathis, the weight and feel of it is fantastic. I'm a Les Paul player of almost three years, and I wanted something different, and this is just what I was looking for.

      -Hardware: Still has factory made hardware on it, but I don't care. The bridge, machine heads, pickguard, pickups, knobs and whammy bar all work awesome. The only thing I really don't like about this guitar is the whammy bar gets in the way when you want to do some palm-muting stuff, but I'll get over that soon. And even the strings; I'm going to swap the factory strings for some Ernie Ball Slinkies soon, but until then, these Fender gauge strings are holding up really well.

      -Sound: People say single-coils can't handle lots of distortion, and they're right. That's why I use as overdrive pedal, and it sounds fantastic. It kind of sounds like Dream Theatre's John Petrucci (my hero) if you ad some flanger to it, which is quite cool.

      -Overall: Like I said before, I'm an avid Les Paul fan, but this guitar works just as well if not better than my Epiphone Les Paul. I would definitely recommend this to anybody.

      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not Bad for the Dough.........

      By Doc

      from Zephyrhills, Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          I bought this for my Son-In-Law to learn on.... Before he received it, I adjusted the truss rod properly (not done at the factory...they're miserable), adjusted the bridge to match, and the tonation....Played it LIVE on stage, and it was not bad at all. For the money, it's one of the BEST bargains out there...and a NICE fit and finish.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ilikeitalot

          By ukeslanger420

          from Hanalei, HI

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            Some people can get pretentious about the Squire label and sometimes rightfully so. Some of the really low end Squires i've tried I was not too impressed but I like the Standard alot. Bought mine in a music shop in Oregon and the sales guy had me close my eyes while he played a Fender Strat and the Squire Strat and sound wise i could not tell the difference. They have a good feel and look too. Nice finish. Felt solid and well built. I'm not like a ripping lead guitarist or anything, mostly just strumming and vocals, and for that this guitar performs really well. If you are a guitar hero shredder you might find some nuances you don't like, but overall I'm really happy with mine. Great guitar for the price.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Quality vs. Performance

            By Tubatoothpaste

            from Central Illinois

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            Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            I bought mine 3 years ago after carefully reading the reviews. What I noticed was that in a lot of the more useful reviews, the owners were changing pickups and tuners. So I knew that might be an issue someday. At first I was really happy with the guitar. After finally starting to play in a gigging band, I did in fact have to change the pups. It sounds a lot better now. I've never had an issue with it staying in tune, but I don't use the tremolo arm at all. This is a good quality guitar that can be easily upgraded.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A steal of a strat....

            By StratBlues-BFnWg

            from Spokane, WA

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            Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            Ok... had some strats in the past and sold them. Recently it was a mexi made. After rolling with an Ibanez RG for a while, I got the itch for some bluesy single coil. Found a special edition squier standard (cherry sunburst) at a local shop and loved it. Off the rack it played wonderfully. Action was great and it threw "that strat tone". It will need some tweeks via a pro setup,, but for the price I paid (big sale) I feel like I stole it. I could hardly put it down. The craftsmanship and look is top notch. The special edition is breath taking color wise. Wood grain visible due to the light lacquer used. Its an alder body with a 2 point trem. After some playing around with the tuning.. its holding pretty good with medium vibrato. The strings are trashed obviously (9's) and are too light and will be upgraded.. but overall people.. this is great. The controls and pu selector feel a litte flimsy..but thats a cheap upgrade if need be. Very surprsied with the pu's. They are very quiet and handle gain with no problem. But clean.. it oozes that strat tone I have always wanted..

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The sound is so Stratocaster!

            By Arless

            from Florence Alabama

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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 Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              I bought the antique burst with rosewood fret board.It arrived this afternoon at my door step, everything was packaged tight and sound. The guitar is beautiful not a scratch or blemish no where.

              So I tuned it up and played it through my Epiphone 15 watt amp with treble and overdrive. It sounds so good I could not put it down, only now to write this review.

              Intonation is spot on the Fender strings are fresh and sound great. the neck is straight and string height is spot on per Fenders factory specs.

              Every note is clean no buzz, no high frets or anything to nit pick about. This humble little Squire plays and sounds better than my friends American Stratocaster.

              My friend is ordering him a Squire standard in antique burst also, said that he is shocked at the quality and fit and finish are all top notch.

              The alnico pickup's sound so good it is hard to describe, modern yet that original early sound that everyone loves from a Fender Stratocaster, It's that good for sure.

              It's all Fender original sound and playability, why is it sold at such an affordable price? It is put together in Indonesia. "Rest assure" It is a genuine Fender through and through.

              After all Fender put their name on the head stock, plus it is backed by Fender's warranty and Sweet-water has a free two year warranty back up also. Get this guitar you will not be disappointed. Fender you nailed this remarkable Fender guitar.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A Stratocaster, by any other name...

              By GalaxyHorse

              from Perth, West Australia

              Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              I have played a lot of Guitars in the 35 years I have played Guitar; the Strat is arguably the most versatile electric guitar model-this Squire Standard has the large-stock, very good pick ups and great build quality. Close your eyes and play it, you hear a..Stratocaster, no mistake.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              FINE GUITAR!

              By Maccadave

              from Memphis, TN

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                This guitar came ready to play, right out of the box. All I had to do was tune it. Why pay $$$$ for a "real" Fender logo. Excellent value for the price.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Good band for the buck...

                By Anthony Negrini

                from Home of the Texxas Jam 1978

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                Pros

                • Good Feel

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                I've owned a few of the Squier standard strats and they are good but definitely need set up and fret leveling to get the optimal performance out of them, once that's done they play well. I've Also owned the Squier Deluxe series and they are much better due to the Basswood body tone. These Standard strats are good bang for the buck guitars and with a proper setup can easily do Band club duty... or mod the heck out of them for kicks and grins too.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Not what I expected for the price

                By ATBMF

                from Illinois

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                I have played guitar for 6 years, after having an Epiphone Les Paul and a Dean Vendetta I was looking for something with a different feel. Ive messed around with my friends strat and decided I needed to have one. I found this and decided I would buy it. When it came in the mail it looked great except for the bridge was completely jank. it was bent up and it wouldn't allow me to tune my guitar. I called MusiciansFriend Immediatley and they handled the problem within a few minutes, sent me a new one then I sent mine back no questions asked. I was very impressed with their customer service. I finally got my second one and it looked great and played nice, Except for some fret buzz. Once I took it into a guitar shop to get it set and the action lowered, it sounded perfect and played like butter. Overall I am definitley impressed with the guitar and the customer service

                (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Guitar with Potential

                By Zachary Burditt

                from Lubbock, TX

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                Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                This guitar is what it is. It's a squier strat. It looks just like a fender strat, same style and design. The cheaper parts are the tuners, pick ups, bridge, knobs, etc, and the fact that it isn't hand made in America. That being said, there a decent chance that you can get a good Squier. Mine is pretty good overall. There are a few companies that make their own replacement strat pickups for a good price and sell aftermarket knobs and necks. On mine I bought some '59 Strat Vintage Alcino Pickup and a set of tuning knobs, ran me about $60 for all of it. I basically have a Fender. It doesn't bother me about the name. Nice thing about strats is the aftermarket support.
                Tuners are bad. Guitar goes out of tune, Knobs are good, Switch is good. Can't tell the difference between the fender and strat. The pick ups are a little week. I get fairly noticable feedback, not terrible, pickups are NOT hot. They don't sound bad, not good, just meh. You easily forget the sound. There's something weird about the neck. Mine doesn't have finish on it. Which is fine because mine has a natural style body. It's an older one with an Ash body. But the neck feels bulky, may just be because I'm used to Ibanez necks.
                The quality is what you pay for. Aside from the tuners and the pick ups everything is fine. I'm unsure about the neck, I can't say for sure if it's bad or not. I'm pretty sure its my imagination or just a preference.
                This guitar is worth the price you pay definitely. Definitely a fair deal. Honestly if you know where to look and how to do you own electronic work its a base for upgrading.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Value

                By none

                from Long Island, NY

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  Great value Squier. Step up from Bullet & Affinity models. Better tuners and pickups. Smooth frets. Nice guitar!

                  (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  This Level 3 Strat was the Pits

                  By P M S player

                  from Florida

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                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Looked Great

                  Cons

                  • Fret Buzz
                  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
                  • unstable bridge

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                    Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                    I received this level 3 strat in a timely fashion and found it looked great and the neck felt great.
                    There was a minor nick in the body and some stringy material under the coating. The color was beautiful and I wanted to keep this guitar. But the bridge was so unstable that tuning the guitar was mpossible and at the twelve fret nothing but fret buzz.. It was impossible to keep this guitar. So back it went with full cooperation from MF. I have had only one problem experience from MF and i have bought lots of gear from them. Still I have squires that play nearly every bit as good as my MIA, but this was not one of them and to be fair the price was a fair deal.

                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Hit Or MIss

                    By DM

                    from Salt Lake

                    Pros

                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
                    • Serious QA Issues

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                      If I could get one without major defects, that has been finished well, this would be a stellar value at this price point. The feel of the neck is quite good. The first one I received was beautiful. I was so very impressed. It had impeccable finish, body and neck. It set up well. Then I saw that the strings were offset to the high side of the neck, such that the high E string was right at the edge of the fretboard. This made it ticky to play as the string would easily slide off the fretboard. The replacement guitar was received and it had some minor issues with the finish, enough to bug me, and when attemtping to set it up, I found the truss rod inneffective. It would simply spin freely without adding any relief. I may try again to get a good one, but not through an Internet source. I have local options so I can check out the quality.

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