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Old 01-23-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Question Squier Standard Stratocaster?

Is it a good guitar for someone between beginner and intermediate? The music I'd like to play is some Led Zeppelin (Though I think a LP would do better in that one), Pink Floyd, Cream/D&D, Deep Purple, blues, and possibly some hard rock.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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What do you have right now? I doubt it's a big enough upgrade, personnally. Wait until you can get a Classic Vibe Squier or a Standard mexican Fender?
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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Right now I have an Epiphone SG Junior. The problem is has like one pickup. And it buzzes unless the action is set high.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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I'd look at another of Squier's offerings (like, ANY other) in the similar price range. In the past few years, how far $250 can go got stretch way past where it was when the Standard was last updated. I'd look at a Vintage Modified Strat, Squier released a whole slew of new ones last year.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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^Very true, the Vintage Modified guitars are so good. That bass I played was AMAZING. Felt better than my mexican jazz bass, except for the badly set action.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:28 PM   #6
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Uh, the standard was already ordered. I read some reviews online, the guitar doesn't seem very bad for a beginner. Is this a bad guitar?
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:30 PM   #7
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Why would you ask if it's good after ordering? You should've done it the other way around.

Basically, it's not that it's a particularly bad guitar, but it's pretty average. It's not an upgrade from your SG, more like a sidestep, and you could've gotten much better. Some actual MIM Fender go for 300 bucks on the used market if you look around a bit.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:19 AM   #8
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Dark is right. I see see MIM Strats going for 250-300 on the used market quite frequently. Hell you might have even been able to score a Hamer or an Aria ProII for that.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:54 AM   #9
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Cancel that order and wait a day. Look around for a used MiM as it's in your price range or get a Classic Vibe at the least.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:09 PM   #10
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But my price range was about up to $250 dollars.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:08 PM   #11
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You said that already.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:00 AM   #12
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But my price range was about up to $250 dollars.

What were saying though man, is for that 250 bucks you can get a much, much nicer guitar. You just have to be a bit more patient.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:07 AM   #13
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I had that "special edition" black and chrome squier std. Strat and honestly it wasn't too bad. The fretwork was damn near perfect.. the neck was a nice c shape, was a little sticky but a smoothed it.with one of those scratchy pads. It held tune, the electricals aren't spectacular but they work. Id go for the vintage. Modified. Squiers though.. they do sound better
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