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Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Butterscotch Blonde

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The Bullet Tele is a simple, affordable and practical guitar designed for beginners and students. A perfect choice for a first guitar no matter who y...Click To Read More About This Product

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A great introduction to the Fender family.

The Bullet Tele is a simple, affordable and practical guitar designed for beginners and students. A perfect choice for a first guitar no matter who you are or what style of music you want to learn. Featuring the classic features that made the Tele one of the world’s favorite guitars, the Bullet Tele is a great introduction to the Fender family. Case sold separately.
 
Key Features
• Maple neck with “C”-shaped profile
• 21-fret Maple fingerboard
• 2 single-coil Telecaster pickups with three-way switching
• Vintage-inspired 6-saddle Bridge

FEATURES
Body 
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Basswood
Body finish: Polyurethane
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: C
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Polyurethane
Fretboard
Material: Maple
Radius: 9.5 in.
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 21
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: SS
Neck: Standard Single-Coil Tele 
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Standard Single-Coil Tele 
Brand: Squier
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast
Color: Chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Slim (42mm) Body Profile, Traditional Tele Headstock Shape, White Dot Position Inlays
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: Indonesia

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by PowerReviews
SquierFSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (25)
  • Good feel (23)
  • Good tone (22)
  • Good pick up (17)
  • Solid electronics (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (23)
  • Jamming (22)
  • Small venues (14)
  • Recording (9)
  • Rock concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

High Caliber Bullet

I purchased this on sale and was pleasantly surprised on how well it sounded outta the box. However, I decided to customize it with a fancy pick guard, some el cheapo but awesome...Read complete review

I purchased this on sale and was pleasantly surprised on how well it sounded outta the box. However, I decided to customize it with a fancy pick guard, some el cheapo but awesome sounding Wilkinson pickups, a capacitor and a set of ernie ball high end strings. 9-46. All i can say, along with the guitar repair shop, is that this is more like a upper end fender (Mexican). If you have an extra Hondo and a half plus the nickle n dime parts, this is a fun, excellent sounding guitar. Thanks musicians friend, squier, Wilkinson, ebay and tampa bay guitar repair for your professionalism.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mine was made on a Monday.

The instrument played pretty well after some adjustments. I thought the pickups sounded really good, and for some reason this guitar seemed to have more of a "snap" sound to it...Read complete review

The instrument played pretty well after some adjustments. I thought the pickups sounded really good, and for some reason this guitar seemed to have more of a "snap" sound to it than other Telecasters I have played. The fretwork was done well. I don't expect anything near perfect at this price point, however, cumulatively there were too many issues and I ended up exchanging it for an Affinity. I could overlook the neck finish drips and tool marks, the inexpensive electronics, and the lazy tuners. The deal-breaker was that the neck pocket was routed so sloppily that the neck was too far toward the bridge, which is why the pick guard was installed crooked such that the screws had to be forced in at an angle (although the guitar did intonate properly). Other issues with the neck pocket—2mm gaps between it and the neck, a ridge of material left at the bottom that kept the neck from seating properly, and a large drip of finish that actually pitched the neck forward such that it significantly raised the action. So, I returned it for an Affinity, which had none of the above issues. Here is a list of the differences between the two: Affinity is alder, Bullet basswood; Affinity has a graphite nut, Bullet has what appears to be one of the several types of synthetics that are being used nowadays; Affinity fretboard is glued on, Bullet fretboard is one with the neck; Affinity neck pickup is screwed to the body, Bullet neck pickup is suspended on the pick guard; Affinity neck was more stable, Bullet flexed quite a bit; Affinity neck pickup routing will only accept a single coil, Bullet will accept a humbucker; Affinity has a top-loading bridge, Bullet a through-body bridge; Affinity appeared to have higher-quality potentiometers (larger diameter), Bullet had the tiny, inexpensive pots; Affinity had much better tuners--that's about all I can remember! I would have stuck with the bullet if the neck pocket was routed properly. Sometimes it's just the luck of the draw.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

was curious...now delighted !!!

By dodger345

from Grand Junction Colorado

About Me Experienced

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 FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

    Wow...you know the difference between this and more expensive fender guitars is merely the short time it took to pull out the aln wrenches and do my "set up" which is something ive learned to do to get the lowest possible action ,,,that is easy to play...doesn't fret out ...and is always a delight to play...to be honest..i cant put this guitar down...its my new favorite....sounds punchy and raw when i want...and smooth as silk when i want...the tonal range is even better than my MIM strat which after my trademark adjustment i do for folks here in town now was the talk of the town...ive never owned a better guitar...i love it you will too...if you have any qualms about the action when you remove it from the box..(whattya expect for this price ?) contact me here..ill show you how to make this little hummer your new favorite too...would i recommend this to a friend?? Heck Yeah ,,,hurry before they sell out again..!!!!

    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Dunno how Squier or MF make money on these, but I love it!

    By McOhms

    from Upstate, SC

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

      Cheap guitars have gotten so great, lately. I have a few that I've bought to modify and I love them.

      New players have it good, these days. This Tele plays and sounds great. I don't know how anyone is making any money, at these prices.

      I may swap out pickups and electronics, but I'm in no big hurry. Everything on it does what it should.

      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      FSR Bullet Tele

      By Jimi69

      from Tampa ,Fl.

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

        Bought this Tele to practice some of the electric music I was doing before coming back up north to visit family and friend's.WOW!I was pleasantly surprised how well this Tele plays for a guitar priced @ low & now on sale at M/F for lessIt's not my '57 Tele but if you are looking for a really nice practice guitar that has that Fender Tele sound,this is it!The neck was straight with no flaw's or sharp fret's,the pickup's worked just fine and the string's are through the body(not the bridge)just like my original Tele!I've played some of the other Bullet Strat's & Tele's that cost much more & this one is by far the best one I've ever played.The color is butterscotch not blonde but look's great.The action was a little high but easily adjusted,the string's that come with it are just ok to break-in your guitar,adjust the bridge to your liking & put some D'addario XL110 in 10 or 11 gauge and your ready to rock n roll.My advice.......BUY THIS GUITAR BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!You will not find a better electric guitar for this kind of $$$$!

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Mine was made on a Monday.

        By harringtonprescott

        from Salem, OR

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Modifying

        Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

        The instrument played pretty well after some adjustments. I thought the pickups sounded really good, and for some reason this guitar seemed to have more of a "snap" sound to it than other Telecasters I have played. The fretwork was done well. I don't expect anything near perfect at this price point, however, cumulatively there were too many issues and I ended up exchanging it for an Affinity. I could overlook the neck finish drips and tool marks, the inexpensive electronics, and the lazy tuners. The deal-breaker was that the neck pocket was routed so sloppily that the neck was too far toward the bridge, which is why the pick guard was installed crooked such that the screws had to be forced in at an angle (although the guitar did intonate properly). Other issues with the neck pocket—2mm gaps between it and the neck, a ridge of material left at the bottom that kept the neck from seating properly, and a large drip of finish that actually pitched the neck forward such that it significantly raised the action. So, I returned it for an Affinity, which had none of the above issues. Here is a list of the differences between the two: Affinity is alder, Bullet basswood; Affinity has a graphite nut, Bullet has what appears to be one of the several types of synthetics that are being used nowadays; Affinity fretboard is glued on, Bullet fretboard is one with the neck; Affinity neck pickup is screwed to the body, Bullet neck pickup is suspended on the pick guard; Affinity neck was more stable, Bullet flexed quite a bit; Affinity neck pickup routing will only accept a single coil, Bullet will accept a humbucker; Affinity has a top-loading bridge, Bullet a through-body bridge; Affinity appeared to have higher-quality potentiometers (larger diameter), Bullet had the tiny, inexpensive pots; Affinity had much better tuners--that's about all I can remember! I would have stuck with the bullet if the neck pocket was routed properly. Sometimes it's just the luck of the draw.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Crazy Good Deal

        By TooLoudPaul

        from Chapel Hill, NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • tiny bit of fret buzz

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

        You cannot argue with this guitar at this price, but even price aside its a nice guitar. It came out of the box with the intonation on target and it looks and sounds cool. I have/had strats and les pauls and always wanted a tele and I'm really giddy to have this one at this price. I just took in my 1994 American Standard Strat for a set up/clean up and that cost as much as this whole guitar. I had to fuss with the height of the bridge pickup and, strangley, one of the neck screws was not all the way in, but that was easy. Tiny bit of fret buzz when playing up the neck but it's not taking the smile off my face.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar, Great Classic Telecaster Sound and Tonality

        By Paul

        from Wayne, NJ

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Classic and unmistakable Telecaster sound a tone
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Rich in playability and a soft feel and touch
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

          I always wanted to own a Fender Telecaster, the classic and unique Telecaster sound, tonality, and twang is legendary. I purchased the Fender Squire FSR Bullet Telecaster on sale expecting an average simple guitar not expecting much, man was I surprised. This guitar is extremely impressive, a beautiful rich full range of sounds and tonality beyond my expectations. There were issues with the first 2 Fender Squire FSR Bullet Telecaster guitars I received, however, the Musicians Friends customer service team and Tom Haulter were outstanding, best-in-class. Thank You Tom. When I received the 3rd Fender Squire FSR Bullet Telecaster, it was perfect out of the box. After playing the guitar for a day, it needed very minor tweaking, changing the strings and raising one string saddle.

          The setup on the guitar was excellent, no neck relief issues, perfect action, beautiful finish, excellent electronics, great pick-ups, and great craftsmanship and workmanship. The maple neck has a terrific feel and the guitar provides a beautiful wide range of sounds and tones with unlimited versatility. This guitar produces the classic and unmistakable Telecaster sound, tone, and twang unique to itself. This guitar is rich in playability with a soft feel and touch and great balance in hand. The value of the Fender Squire FSR Bullet Telecaster is incredible at the noted price point. I have played an American Standard Telecaster in the past and this Fender Squire FSR Bullet Telecaster guitar is just as good. Highly recommend this guitar for anyone who wants the classic and unmistakable Telecaster sound, tone, and twang. Thank You Tom Haulter, Jackie, Musician's Friend, and Fender for another great experience, and more to come.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love it!

          By Drg63873

          from The Watchtower

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

            I own 14 guitars, 11 of them are electrics and this tele has become one of my favorites. I did not have to do a set up; just tune it and start jamming.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice Telecaster for the money.

            By Lover

            from Ranson Wv

            About Me Novice

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming

              Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

              Nice guitar. Sounds great and the pickups are clean and quiet. Quality is nice. I couldn't really find anything wrong with it.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A real "Buck Banger"!

              By BeaTlegeo

              from Blue Ridge, Ga.

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

                This is my SECOND "butterscotch", this one is from Indonesia, I don't recall the first's country of origin. I installed a string-thru-body set up on my first one, while this one was ready to go out of the box. This one seems to be of a better build quality, however the Pickups, (Bridge in particular) don't seem to be as responsive, ('Tele Twangy") as my first one. Other than that, you CAN NOT go wrong with this super deal. buy it NOW while you can, cause as we well know, in this world good things never last, they CAN't!!

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Buy

                By Marblatx

                from Austin, Tx

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

                  Came with the truss rod very loose but it tightened up and set just fine. After all the other adjustments including filing the nut it's an excellent player. It actually plays and sounds better than the 1983 American tele I used to have.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  very good guitar

                  By underwood

                  from ohio

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

                    best deal for the money you want a 52 tele? get one of these !!!!!!

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    High Caliber Bullet

                    By Guitar Drew

                    from TAMPA BAY

                    About Me Novice

                    See all my reviews

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                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • It is a must buy, outta the box or tweaked
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

                      I purchased this on sale and was pleasantly surprised on how well it sounded outta the box. However, I decided to customize it with a fancy pick guard, some el cheapo but awesome sounding Wilkinson pickups, a capacitor and a set of ernie ball high end strings. 9-46. All i can say, along with the guitar repair shop, is that this is more like a upper end fender (Mexican). If you have an extra Hondo and a half plus the nickle n dime parts, this is a fun, excellent sounding guitar. Thanks musicians friend, squier, Wilkinson, ebay and tampa bay guitar repair for your professionalism.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best Tele bang for buck guitar

                      By Rob

                      from Earthbound

                      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 FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

                        First off - these are built with cheap but functional parts. Nothing is great but it all works and sounds and plays like a good Tele. I bought "blem" open box. First one had an unsolvable fret buzz and was the noisiest single coil so I returned and re-purchased another blem. This one had some pickguard scratches but the rest of guitar was cosmetically and mechanically just fine. Almost no single coil noise either - go figure! So I got my keeper!!

                        I did the expected complete set-up: Trussrod relief, string height, intonation, pick up height. The works. Set up your Cheap guitar = $ave bread for other needs like speaker upgrades (WGS Vet 30!!) or a cheap Tubescreamer clone (Behringer 800!)

                        I now have a fun and useful grab and go guitar that's easy to play, light weight with good Tele tone that I don't have to lock up or worry about beer spills.

                        Technically; the hardware, switches, jack, wiring, tuners and pick-ups are cheap but function well. The sound and playability are Fender/ Tele.
                        Frets are acceptably finished while the neck is satin, comfortable and plenty fast. Does it stay in tune - even after some extreme bends? Sure does ! It's a Tele - solid bridge guitar. If you stretch the new strings and tune it properly this guitar will hold it's tuning for weeks. Mine does!, with occasional minor weather related adjustments before playing. Bottom line is if you willing to return a guitar that isn't up to par (open box) and do a complete proper set-up you have a lot of good sounding, fun guitar here on the cheap.

                        I bought the Bullet over the Affinity model for the String thru body, (tone and sustain) the adjustable neck pick-up, (tone/ vol) and the Indonesia build. Affinity has Alder body - Bullets have Basswood. Price differences aside- make a choice.

                        Nice Axe with stock pick-ups and a lot of fun / no worries! And later upgrade with DiMarzio Twang Kings if you really want to Max the tone.
                        What's not to like! Get one and Have Fun !!

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Back to Basics Bargain

                        By Andrew the Archaeologist

                        from Thousand Oaks, CA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

                          Simply the only electric guitar I have tried in this price range that I like, and can easily recommend to friends. I happened to try one at Guitar Center, expecting very little due to the unfortunate use of the Bullet name, and it was great! Fantastic neck (FSR being made in Indonesia is key here) with satin finish and no cheese-grating tendencies whatsoever. Slightly thinner body than the regular Tele which I think is a plus (less need for a tummy cut). I even like the pickups fine - they are basic - quiet and clean (metal heads need not apply). Tuners and pots are basic as well - Everything you need and nothing you don't. I much prefer this to the Affinity as the FSR has a better neck, a string through body, and seems to be a tad better in quality. Both the Butterscotch and the Surf Green look great - I went for Butterscotch only because I prefer a maple neck. The guitar is very light, which brings the only downer, which is a low amount of neck droop. Who cares. I play this thing almost every day. What a versatile, simple, fun instrument. Even at the full price it is utterly worth it. In the world of cheap guitars, we llive in marvelous times.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Pretty Guitar Nice Feel in my hands

                          By KookyPops

                          from Texarkana, TX

                          About Me Novice

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

                            Very Pretty Guitar and Feels Nice in my hands...nice action and sound. It was Open Box and the input connector was loose...but easily tightened. So far no problems noted. Coming from a Strat with ssh this is a bit of transistion...but I'm happy with my purchase so far.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            For the money you can't go wrong.

                            By Fat drummer

                            from Litchfield park az

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel
                            • Good Tone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Practicing
                              • Recording
                              • Rock Concerts
                              • School Bands

                              Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

                              This guitar is well worth the dough. Once set up properly it plays as well as any tele. Has a good sound. Upgraded pickups and I dare you to tell a difference from a mim tele.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Just became my favorite

                              By Johnny B.

                              from Fort Stockton, Texas

                              About Me Experienced

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Jamming
                                • Practicing
                                • Small Venues

                                Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

                                Great value! Arrived rather quickly! I bought mine from an open box deal, and right out of the box it was everything I expected and then some. The finish is crisp, the pickups are hot, the action is incredible, and the intonation is already set! I've been playing since 1984 and was in a band in the 1990s, and let me tell you, you will never find a guitar that works as hard as a Squire! That why it just became my favorite!

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                FAN TELE TASTIC

                                By Guitar Drew

                                from TAMPA BAY

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Jamming
                                  • Practicing
                                  • School Bands
                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

                                  I've been wanting a Telecaster for awhile to play that southern rock/country twang with my own twist. I almost bought the squier classic 50's vibe. I'm glade that I waited and saved a few dollarss. This Bullet model is exactly what the doctor order. I changed the strings to ernie ball 2223 9's. INCREDIBLE, INCREDIBLE, INCREDIBLE. I did order a set of Wilkinson classic 60's pickups and a custom pick guard to maybe give it an individual look, feel and sound. It doesn't really need new pickups but I do notice a slight buzz when your fingers aren't directly on the strings. If you're looking for a bargain with one heck of a sound, BUY AT LEAST 1, MAYBE 2!

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Quite a bargain! (Open box)

                                  By Tony

                                  from East TN

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fun To Play
                                  • Good Feel
                                  • Good neck and fret work
                                  • Good Pick Up
                                  • Good Tone
                                  • Good tuners
                                  • Solid Electronics

                                  Cons

                                  • Color (actual color, not finish quality)

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Jamming
                                  • Practicing
                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

                                  So I ordered and received this open box Squier FSR Bullet Tele at huge savings. I'd like to tell you how much I saved and how happy I am with it but after I went to all the trouble to write a glowing review detailing the minor issues and overall quality of the guitar alongside the breakdown of how much money I saved... This system keeps rejecting it due to restricted words like the name of our American currency and such. Go figure. It really is great for the money. Well with the c-o-s-t. Check out the photos and video for more.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  "Best Buy Electric Guitar" - - Available

                                  By Rob

                                  from Earthbound

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Acceptable Tone
                                  • Electronics do their Job
                                  • Fun To Play
                                  • Good Feel
                                  • Good Pick Up
                                  • Passable Hardware

                                  Cons

                                  • Some have Craftmanship problems

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Back-up instrument
                                  • Good Pass-Around Guitar
                                  • Jamming
                                  • Practicing
                                  • Recording

                                  Comments about Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

                                  You want an inexpensive Guitar that plays good, sounds good, looks good, stays in tune and actually has some Tele-tone? This is it! I got this one rather than an Affinity for the string through body and adjustable neck pick-up. I figured I could change out anything I'm not pleased with over time. Had this a few months and these are my thoughts /impressions.

                                  Craftsmanship varies so much from unit to unit - if you get a bad one return it (I did), for another. Appearance is better than expected at this price . Overall quality / feel , playability is a surprising 7 out of 10. Sound /Tone quality is a 6 - compared to "Very Good" guitars. For a cheapie it gets a 9. I've had my share of better guitars (Strat /Tele/ PRS), and this is a cheap guitar with surprising playability, feel and tele- tone quality.

                                  Everything on it works and does it's job and the result is a decent sounding guitar that is fun to play. And not to worry when your less than careful guitar buddies want to give it a try.

                                  I've tried a few other cheap guitars in the sub 2 C-note price range - Epi, Strat, Mitchell. This Tele is by far the best in every regard - Tone, playability, appearance, Fun!
                                  Most guys hesitate to buy a cheap guitar due to worrying about the sound of the pick-ups. These are cheap but raise the neck up a bit and bring the bridge down some and you 'll get an acceptable Tele-tone with some twang. My plan is to replace these with a pair of DiMarzio Twang Kings when I get tired of the stock tone. Haven't done it after 4 months so the stock are passable for now - just sayin.

                                  Read the other reviews - - It's a lot of guitar for a buck and a half - on sale.

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