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Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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The Fender Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar is a simple, affordable and practical guitar designed for beginners and students. The Bullet sport...Click To Read More About This Product

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An ideal first guitar no matter what style of music you want to play.

The Fender Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar is a simple, affordable and practical guitar designed for beginners and students. The Bullet sports classic styling that includes the added benefit of a one humbucking/two single-coil pickup configuration. Other features include 5-way switching, synchronous tremolo, and a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and 21 frets. This is a guitar that'll help you progress quickly and that you'll want to keep as you move up the musical ladder.

FEATURES
  • Classic Fender styling
  • Versatile pickup configuration
  • Single humbucking/two single-coil pickups
  • Instant tone shaping via 5-way throw switch
  • Synchronous tremolo for reliable dive-bombing
  • Comfortable "C" maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • 21 medium jumbo frets and dot position inlays

Gain membership to the Fender club without stretching your budget. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body Material: Basswood
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Body Finish: Polyurethane
Neck
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: White Dot
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Polyurethane
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard
Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: HSS
  • Bridge Pickup: Standard Humbucking
  • Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat®
  • Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat®
  • 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
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Hardware
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast
  • Switch Tips: White
  • Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender® USA Super 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Unique Features: Slim (42 mm) Body Profile, Traditional Strat® Headstock Shape, White Dot Position Inlays
Accessories
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
  • Control Knobs: Black Plastic
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SquierBullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (15)
  • Good feel (14)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Jamming (11)
  • School bands (5)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good base for budget mods

I buy Bullets for mods so I play original set up just to check but it always give a decent enough sound and tone. Bullets used to have sharp fret edges but it has...Read complete review

I buy Bullets for mods so I play original set up just to check but it always give a decent enough sound and tone. Bullets used to have sharp fret edges but it has been improved in past few years.

1) Some screw hole positions are a little off and angled. Sometimes too close to the body cavity. I bothers me and I fix them but it does not affect playabilities.
2) MF description says tunes are "Die-Cast". It is incorrect. It is "Covered Tuners" like all other Squire Bullets.
3) Tunes works and stay in tune OK. But turning/adjusting torque is not consistent. This is first thing I replace. Enlarge tuner holes to 10mm diameter and you will have a lot of choices in tuners.
4) Squire bodies are thinner than standard Fender models. It is still well balanced on a strap and its lighter weight is a big help for long gig. The body weight varies from one to the other.
5) Body paint is good. Some basswood bodies were a little too soft and needs attention not to strip hole threads. I do not see any difference in tone and sound from other wood material.
6) All hardware and electric are good and do the job.
7) Truss rod works
8) Some minor fret buzz. I am suspecting nut set up.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for the price.

I bought this as a starter guitar for my 4 year grandson. After spending some time on the setup, (neck truss rod and bridge setup). I was able to get a decent...Read complete review

I bought this as a starter guitar for my 4 year grandson. After spending some time on the setup, (neck truss rod and bridge setup). I was able to get a decent action on it. After spending time jamming on it I decided to keep it for myself as a knock around guitar, one I can throw around and still have fun with. Definitely worth the price.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good base for budget mods

By Basement Blues

from Chicago IL

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Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

    Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I buy Bullets for mods so I play original set up just to check but it always give a decent enough sound and tone. Bullets used to have sharp fret edges but it has been improved in past few years.

    1) Some screw hole positions are a little off and angled. Sometimes too close to the body cavity. I bothers me and I fix them but it does not affect playabilities.
    2) MF description says tunes are "Die-Cast". It is incorrect. It is "Covered Tuners" like all other Squire Bullets.
    3) Tunes works and stay in tune OK. But turning/adjusting torque is not consistent. This is first thing I replace. Enlarge tuner holes to 10mm diameter and you will have a lot of choices in tuners.
    4) Squire bodies are thinner than standard Fender models. It is still well balanced on a strap and its lighter weight is a big help for long gig. The body weight varies from one to the other.
    5) Body paint is good. Some basswood bodies were a little too soft and needs attention not to strip hole threads. I do not see any difference in tone and sound from other wood material.
    6) All hardware and electric are good and do the job.
    7) Truss rod works
    8) Some minor fret buzz. I am suspecting nut set up.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar, LOVE the neck on these !

    By Snoopy

    from Southern Oho

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands

      Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Wow this is the deal of the century here ! I got mine, opened it and first look is fantastic. Plugged it in and started playing. The neck is comparable to a much higher price range. Very comfortable, I had no feet buzz but your mileage may vary. My electrics were clean, totally and surprisingly clean for this price range. The humbucker is a little tame but I'm not complaining. it's clean and positions 2 and 4 are just as smooth sounding as can be. Tuning is the issue here but it's not the tuners. It's the nut. That thing is about as useful as a brick at the head of the neck.
      LUBE YOUR NUT AND IT FIXES THE ONLY REAL WEAKNESS ON THIS GUITAR !!! Chap stick, pencil lead, graphite, You could smear poo on this thing and it would have to be better than how it comes stock. I'm actually stunned at how easy this fix is but how muh they ignored a glaring problem.
      Lube it when you get your guitar. Don't wait and play it for six months, and destroy your tuners. Lube it early and lube it often. Kinda like voting for a certain political party. Early and often. But anyways, the jack nut is loose as well. Quick fix but again, why isn't it tighter from the factory ?

      So lube the nut, tighten the plug and as with ANY new guitar, after a day or two put a good set of strings on it. Great little guitar. I would easily feel good paying 250 for this guitar. It's that good

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would recommend for beginners

      By Adam

      from Farmington, NM

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        I purchased this as my first guitar. The guitar was packaged very well and everything was intact. I had to tune every time I picked it up for the first couple of days but since then it has stayed in tune very well only slightly out on the low E and A string. The action was just a tad high but easily adjusted and the intonation is dead on. I did not have to touch the truss rod at all! I will be putting ernie ball strings on and possibly some locking tuners in the future. The finish is very nice and I have only found one small blemish but the light has to hit just right to even see it, once it has fingerprints on it you don't notice anyway.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great value

        By JP

        from alabama

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        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 Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          This is great guitar for the money. I would spend the few extra $$ and buy this for a beginner rather some of the knock offs. Fit and finish are great. The sunburst is awesome. I only had to adjust the pick up height and it was ready to play. Looks and feels like a more expensive guitar. Very Happy.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fun guitar at a great price

          By Anthony

          from Arkansas

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          A fun guitar for beginning and novice guitarists or just an older guy like me who has been playing for a lot of years, has a lot of guitars, and wanted something new without going broke over it. The frets were finished nicely, and once set up, the action is low with no fret buzz. Tuners are ok, pickups are weak but at this price point, you have to expect that. I play at home or with friends, so it's not like I'm going to gig with it. The finish is very nice and the look of the guitar is just slick. Overall, a great playing guitar that is cheap enough to be an impulse purchase!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ths product is awesome

          By Lily

          from Bea City, MI

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • School Bands

            Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            My daughter loves this guitar! She has only played an acoustic prior to getting this, and was able to pick it up and play beautifully!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good for the price.

            By Timmy

            from ND

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              I bought this as a starter guitar for my 4 year grandson. After spending some time on the setup, (neck truss rod and bridge setup). I was able to get a decent action on it. After spending time jamming on it I decided to keep it for myself as a knock around guitar, one I can throw around and still have fun with. Definitely worth the price.

               
              4.0

              Not just for beginners

              By Patrick

              from MA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                This guitar plays great and looks even better. It certainly needs to be setup but to a beginner I'm sure it wouldn't even be noticed. The tuners are "ok" but it stays in tune even with my very intense bends. Slight fret buzz but nothing to truly complain about because it can be fixed with a proper setup. It is gorgeous in person and the light reflects off the finish perfectly in live situations.

                 
                4.0

                Great! For the price.

                By Al

                from Nashville Area

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Great look to it.
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz
                • Pickup's a little weak. Just a hint of fret buzz
                • Poor Pick Up

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                For the price you can't go wrong. Fun to practice with or take with you so you can work on that lick that is bugging you. I keep it with me all times instead of my Charvels and Fenders. If you are wanting just to start then this is a good choice and won't break the bank.

                 
                4.0

                Perfect for all my Noobs

                By rustnroll

                from Orem, UT

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • School Bands

                  Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  I teach at a high school and these are perfect for my students. Most of whom have never touched a guitar.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it !

                  By Brian E.

                  from Puerto Rico

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • School Bands

                    Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                    I use the product for practicing and it has a good feel and is easy to use

                     
                    5.0

                    I really like my new guitar!

                    By Mike the climber

                    from Minnesota

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Just learning

                      Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                      I really like the fit and finish for an affordable guitar I don't think that you could do better.

                       
                      3.0

                      Nice for the Price

                      By Jimmyjamzzz

                      from Dallas

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                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel

                      Cons

                      • Fret Buzz

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                      The HSS combination of Humbucker in the bridge position along with two single coils allows for a variety of sounds. Fun to play with.

                       
                      5.0

                      NOT What I Expected!

                      By Jody

                      from Waynesboro, MS

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                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Good Action
                      • Good Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                        This guitar stays at work for jamming in my off time. I can't believe how well this guitar was set up right out of the box. Low action with no buzz, really decent electronics, and definitely a tone that goes well beyond the expectations of a beginner-priced guitar. The humbucker sounds a little "thin", but the neck pickup has the classic bluesy sound that you expect from a guitar of this style. All in all, I would recommend this guitar to someone just starting out. It stays in tune, the intonation is good, and the fit and finish better than expected.

                         
                        4.0

                        Good Buy for a Beginner Electric Guitar

                        By Mike

                        from Vista, CA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel

                        Cons

                        • Fret Buzz

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                        Overall the quality is really good for the money. The neck feels good, the pickups are not bad for what you're paying and right out of the box it played well. the biggest downer on this guitar is the tuners, they really are garbage. I bought a new set of tuners and replaced them but be aware, you have to drill out the holes for a set of decent tuners to fit. The frets are a little rough and the first fret is a little too low and not playable so definitely needs some neck work. Bottom line, the first thing this guitar needs out of the box is a new set of tuners and the frets dressed. For the cost having the work done, you may as well put that money towards a better guitar. So unfortunately I would say pass on this guitar and spend a little more money. Which is a bummer because as I said, it does feel and play good.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Little First Guitar!

                        By T.S. Player

                        from Muldrow OK

                        About Me Experienced

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                          I have played Bass for over 40 years, and always wanted to switch to regular guitar. Saw this one and for the price couldn't pass it up. Being new to 2 string I will admit the first fret bottom strings are killer on my fingers but if I add capo, anything on the bottom strings is not as rough on them. I am currently running it through a cheap Fender 10 Watt and for a beginner, the tone and sound are pretty good. I am looking forward to getting to be an accomplished player and for the price this one will work for a long time.

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