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Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar Black

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Product Price $299.99
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Built on the Deluxe Series platform, this Squier Strat features a rosewood fingerboard, Duncan Designed HR-101 pickups, large headstock, black plasti...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 06-27-2018

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Equipped with high-performance pickups and boasting a surprisingly affordable price tag!

Built on the Deluxe Series platform, this Squier Strat features a rosewood fingerboard, Duncan Designed HR-101 pickups, large headstock, black plastic parts, parchment pickguard, modern two-point tremolo and five-way switching. This is a traditional Fender with a modern feel. The Deluxe Hot Rails Strat guitar offers high-output in a single-coil-size pickup with Duncan Designed versions of Seymour Duncan's Hot Rails humbucking pickups. Incredible sustain with a fat, full sound, yet still responsive to the individual player's touch! Includes a modern two-point tremolo, large headstock design and parchment pickguard.

Whether you're into heavy rock, classic, nu-metal, or something all your own, the Deluxe Hot Rails Strat has all the versatility and vibe you need!

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FEATURES
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple, C-Shape,
  • (Polyurethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" Radius (241 mm)
  • No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: 3 Duncan Designed HR-101 Hot Rails 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: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Unique Features: Large '60s Style Headstock,
  • Gold and Black Squier Logo,
  • Engraved Neckplate,
  • Black Plastic Parts,
  • Dot Position Inlays
  • Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-0250-003

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SquierDeluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 37 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Recording (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome guitar for the buck

Overall it's a must have for my collection and i am a pro. This guitar ended up being my main workhorse
All i did was change strings because i use 11's and this...Read complete review

Overall it's a must have for my collection and i am a pro. This guitar ended up being my main workhorse
All i did was change strings because i use 11's and this guitar did not disapoint me. Sleek look, great tone, easy playability and at a affordable price. I love my new deluxe hot rails so much that i bought a new hardshell case to carry it in. It holds it's own with with usa models for sure.
Buy it, buy it ....you will not be sorry
Mine had one screw missing from the pickguard but probably just a small oversite. Lots of bang for your buck with this guitar.
I could not have ask for a better guitar for the cost of this gem

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice for metal, but for other stuff...

I played one in a music store. I love Seymour Duncan pickups, first off. These are "duncan designed", so they're decent, better than most squier pickups. That said,...Read complete review

I played one in a music store. I love Seymour Duncan pickups, first off. These are "duncan designed", so they're decent, better than most squier pickups. That said, the Hot Rails (or this, a copy of it) is an excellent bridge fire breather for a stratocaster. You can play metal on this baby no sweat. However, it has hot rails in the neck and middle too, which gives you absolutely no versatility. The bridge is warm and hot for a bridge, but that same pickup in the neck and middle goes from muddy to insanely muddy. It would've been a much nicer guitar if they put something else in the neck and middle, like a cool rails neck and vintage rails middle. The rails pickups are good for string bends since they don't drop out during bend, but otherwise this thing is really only for metal.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar for the buck

By ron

from gulf shores

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Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

Overall it's a must have for my collection and i am a pro. This guitar ended up being my main workhorse
All i did was change strings because i use 11's and this guitar did not disapoint me. Sleek look, great tone, easy playability and at a affordable price. I love my new deluxe hot rails so much that i bought a new hardshell case to carry it in. It holds it's own with with usa models for sure.
Buy it, buy it ....you will not be sorry
Mine had one screw missing from the pickguard but probably just a small oversite. Lots of bang for your buck with this guitar.
I could not have ask for a better guitar for the cost of this gem

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A real excellent guitar

By William66

from Texas

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Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

Well, I am familiar with the Squire Strats from the mid 80's being built excellent from Japan. Surprisingly, these Indonesian built Squire Deluxe strats have a neck that feels like the 60's strats. Why doesn't the MIM strats feel this good? Over all a guitar that is built with a basswood body has an excellent tone for all around rock n roll. I prefer the basswood over alder for the rock style tone. The build quality is excellent and not cheap like the lower line squire strats. The deluxe series is a new better quality and I hope Fender keeps this up. I love the tone of this guitar. I think the quality is sometimes hit or miss in the setup. I got mine thru MF and it was sent with the setup perfect. Feels like a really good strat and the sounds are great. An overall excellent deal on the price. When more people find how good this guitar is I'm sure the price will get much higher. I really like my Squire Deluxe and will be buying another one soon to have a really good backup but will probably put a humbucker in the bridge on that one. I have 30 years of playing experience behind me so I know strats.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

YESSSSS!!!

By Diesel Mechanic

from Selmer, Tennessee

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Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

all i can say about this guitar is "wow!"... i only played it one time before i bought it. the whole thing is an all out beast, from the wammy bar to the pickups to the fact that it has 22 frets... id recomend this guitar to everybody from Eric Clapton to Kirt Hammet, bc it cand and will do it to the very max. before i bought this thang, my main axe was an Epiphone Les Paul Custom. but now, its second to my Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Stratocaster... get it now while u still can!!!

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome sound,sweet sound,good for any genre

By ellfad21704

from Brunei,BSB

Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

I own this guitar,first my friend I'm check on my local guitar shop on web site,Then there was new arrival guitar and its all Squier and looking on Hot rails the white one..and only 2 of them are available black and white onethen I'm checking about the review's on google and lots people said it was awesome and good guitar..so i ask my friend to go to the shop first to check it out for me then he test it too..he said it was awesome guitar,very verstyle and i want to know more about it.On the next day i went to that shop and test it both of them the white one and the black one.when i use the black one the fret edge is so sharp and make my fingers bleed a bit.then i use the white one,the fret edge is so smooth not like the black one.and the tone is so sweetand clearthen i ask the worker there is that has been book already or notthe he said "lots of people want to book itbut they don't pay the deposit yetand if you have cash now you can buy it before somebody else took it".Then i pay it cash on that day for 500+ just wanna own that guitar and its sound expensive cause its S.E Asia price..then now hotrails are one of my favorite guitar..and the pick up is so awesomepaint job also awesomei give credits on people who design itand with that guitar it help me to make lots of songs for my bandsbut only i didnt like about hotrails is the fret board wood..i want it maple not rosewood..because for me if they use maple one the tone will be more awesomeand the things i like the most about hot rails isits good for any genre..

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great deal for a metal guitar

By guitarjunky97

from Stuarts Draft, VA

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Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

This guitar was a surprise to me and I'm not usually speechless by a cheap guitar but this one is amazing for the money. I was not that happy with the paint job cause mine had what looks to be little specks of dust in the paint, like the factory workers didn't paint it in a dust free room. The tuners work nicely and the bridge seems to be well built. The neck is a little bulky but works substantially well and the frets are not sharp around the edges which is quite nice. Where this guitar really shines are these monster pickups in the pickguard that can blow down a house. The bass in these pickups and the sustain creates a heavy metal that everyone should have. I am not a huge fan of basswood guitars but this guitar has some weight to it so dont think its going to feel like driftwood in your hands it still weighs about the same as my MIM strat. Compared to my MIM strat it could come close in comparison but the paint job is why I give this guitar a few less marks for excellence besides that your getting a pretty good deal anyway and if you wanted to shell out the cash go ahead and paint it another color yourself.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tone Machine For Little Cash

By Electrixblu

from Maryland USA

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Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

Here we go...This is without a doubt a great Strat.I have to tip my hat to Fender/Squire for a great guitar.I bought a white one used from this site, and have been very tone happy!It now has been my go to guitar.If it anit on the stand its in my hands. Only issue I had is that the bridge pickup was installed in the middle, so I reversed the pickups and now its great. This guitar can cover so many styles. Squire has made a fan out of me...I own many of the recent Squireswith the Semour Duncan Design pickups.Fender/Squire/Semour Duncan=Tone Machine For Little Cash!!...Get Yours Now!!!

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

affordable blackmore clone!!!!

By nick ferrante

from new jersey

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Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

this guitar rocks, i have the white one. and its like the fender blackmore with the middle pick up also. i get great clasic rock, metal, blues tones. also the fender neck is smooth and fast. for the price its a real nice guitar.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hot Rails Squire.............My Main Squeeze

By david newberry

from Oklahoma City

Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

BUY 1
What a great sounding guitar! I only wish the pickup were tapped for single coil too. Neck is a little fat, but access above the 12th fret is great for lead. One hot puppy. I'm semi-pro and this has replaced a $2000 Les Paul as my go to axe.
Remember this is a entry level and priced as such. If you consider that it's a 10. But matched with american strats/gibson etc. it's a solid 8
this sound great and 3 hot little humbuckers give a tremendous variation an sounds.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tone at Accesible Price

By Ash-2dw6i

from Guanajuato Mexico

Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

I felt like buying a new guitar at an accesible price (My last shop was a Squier show Master HH with Skull & Crossbones) and found this one out on the squier website. I felt curious and checked out reviews and specs about this guitar and I felt good about it.when I got my hands on it oh MY GOD. Nice tone, warm sound, beautiful bright tones and respectable bass. Te exact guitar I dreamed of. If you want a strat that allows you going through clean tones to burning heavy sounds without leaving you with an empty wallet this si your choice!!!.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Brandon

By brndn14

from Kelso, WA

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Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

ok, i've only played it once, but for a squier, it ROCKS! if i had some dough right now i would buy it. ya know, usually just the word "squier" on the headstock it a turn off for me, but i wanted to play it just because i had never seen those pickups before and discovered that squires can be awesome!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy it Now!!!

By CorganFan33

from Hamilton, OH

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Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

This guitar looks, sounds and feels awesome! Nothing more to say. Best guitar I've ever had hands down. Thanks to Musician's Friend for being my friend for many many years!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

really good deal

By Anthony-VM8w9

from Texas

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Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

Well, I can say that after owning many expensive Fender Strats that these guitars are a good deal. Why, Well they have a nice thin comfortable neck, taller medium jumbo frets than the mex strats have. The body is basswood and basswood is a favored tone wood of EVH and Ibanez uses basswood for the original RG550 series of the 80's.The hardware is solid and the finish is great too. The mexican strats of 2008 have gone down hill and the Indonesian made guitars have gotten much better in the build quality due to CNC machines giving more exact making of necks and bodies.I had owned an original Japan made Squire from 1985 and these are not quite as good but not to far back either. The one I own now has the best tone out of the 6 American strats I have owned over a ten year period. Plays darn easy too. Good rock tones and clean tones too. Funny but this new squire guitar actually plays better than my new San Dimas Charvel, go figure... And yes, I know how to set up guitars so I set them all up myself.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Hot Rails - hot value

By SHNOOL

from Bear Creek Township, PA

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Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

I was a little skeptical about my purchase of this. There were few reviews (but they were overall good), and wasn't sure this would fit my style of playing (such as that is)... Anyway, I have owned a Penco (read early Ibanez) Les Paul knock off, that I retooled (EMG and LP 59), as well as an early Danelectro (retooled to a tele 61 and lipstick), and finally a Squier II (early Korean Strat knock-off). This thing has the humbucking tone I was looking for, on the strat body. The build quality is QUITE good. Neck is satin, not silk, but very playable. The fretwork is top-notch considering the price. So far no problems with pots. Trem is just blah, but then I never use mine anyway. This guitar will not have the ringing brite tones of a typical strat, nor will it be ALL sustain and output like a LP. It is a comfortable compromise of guitars. There is plenty of drive for metal, but with a little tuning it can create a great 70s rock sound. I am quite impressed with the guitar. OH and I got the olympic white, it is pretty, and I'd do anything to avoid "another black guitar."

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What's not to like?

By Dennis Watts

from Anaheim, CA.

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Pros

  • 5 Way Switching
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Lightweight Construction
  • Pickups Clean Or Funky

Cons

  • Amp Jack Needed Adjusting
  • Had To Lower Action

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

I've never owned a low end guitar that sounds and plays as well as this. I bought with some skepticism after buying and liking the Squier Tele with humbuckers. Other than what I noted under cons this guitar is all pluses. Beginning guitarists may want to have an experienced player work it over before deciding. The pickups deliver a wide range of tones and are very loud. The only other minor negative is the frets need finishing but what do you want for this price!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar. I have two.

By JamSearch

from USA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

    Best guitar for the price I have ever owned. The pickups are almost worth the price of the guitar. My only con which is minor is the edges of the frets need to be smoothed out. Other than that this is an awesome Stratocaster. I bought the black one and a year later bought a white one. They can't be beat for the money. I also own a US Standard Strat. If it wasn't for the neck needing filing this guitar is as good as a US Strat or at least a Mexican. The secret to the foreign strats is to get ones made in Indonesia and then file the edges of the frets. Nothing else is needed. My opinion.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hot Rails Squirer Strat

    By Lin Mabe

    from Lynchburg, Va.

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    Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

    I just purchased this guitar a couple of days ago and I have been playing everything I know on it. It is a super guitar for the $$. I have 5 American Strats and 4 American Telecasters (which are the ultimate) to compare, but this little baby can hang with them. I will use it for practice and travel. I highly recommend this guitar, especially for beginners.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Start

    By eviltoast

    from omaha nebraska

    Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is perfect for beginners. It has a sweet tone from all pickups, especially the bridge pickup. great for the metallica one intro solo or the all that remains six interlude. it has beautiful sound. Changing your strings is easy even if it's your first time. If your a beginner buy this.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not too Shabby

    By zEDy5m22I

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

    This guitar has all upgraded features compare to some of the lower grade Squiers (Like Squier bullet):Compared to squier Bullet-It has a heavier body (more sustain)-Good machine heads (you do not have to replace them)-upgraded fancy tremelo-seymour duncan modern humbucker soundThis guitar is a mid range but you do not have to upgrade parts and it stays in tune. Great value, nice guitar to add to your collection.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love it!

    By Wavygravy7

    from Tampa, Florida

    Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

    I got my hotrails 5 weeks ago and so far im happy. For one thing it looks so good everytime I see it I have to pick it up and play. It can play clean, fat, or screem like a banshee. You have to play around with the tone and pick up settings. This guitar would be more than good enough for a beginner.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simply, Amazing

    By MLundell

    from Lancaster, Ohio

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    Comments about Squier Deluxe Hot Rails Strat Electric Guitar:

    The Squier Deluxe is Amazing!These pick ups know how to Roar and with a Fender feel at the same time, The looks are great, sounds perfect and the best thing you can get for a price like this!well worth it!

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