#1
i know the standard is made in mexico but where is the squier made? Whats the Difference in sound? difference in overall quality(pickups, wood,etc) and would the squier if i chosse to go with it instead be able to play the blues and classic rock as good as the fender standard?
#2
well... when i was trying out the squier, the standards kicked it's butt... but the squier was cheaper so i got it.... i can play classic rock out of it alright though... don't know about blues.

don't know much about the pickups, but they sound like what a strat does in music videos i've seen.

i think the woods a lot cheaper... unfortunately

edit: by kicked it's butt, i meant as far as playability, neck comfort/frets..... or feel overall i mean
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#3
the electrics are some of the main reasons y a guitar is more expensive than another. when u buy a cheaper guitar, the factory cuts corners on things so if i were u...i go with the fender. plus i have one and its great...the only thing i did over the years was put new pickups in it and had a different input jack installed.
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#4
well
i got a Squier Strat and my Cousin got a Fender Mexican Strat
with the Squier you can play Classic Rock, Blues, anithing like that (except Heavy Metal if you have only single coils)
ive played them two with the same amp and i didnt note any difference, but the feel was better on the MIM Strat
first try them two and see which is better for you
if you dont have a good amp, get the Squier with a good amp, if you got a good amp, get the MIM Strat
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#5
Squiers simply sound much worse. If you turn up a good ol' tube amp with a Fender Strat it's pure love, with the Squier is something of a 'meh'. But they're good upgrade guitars. Alder-wood Squiers with everything upgraded can make a great guitar. If you like the neck and you don't have much money at the moment, get the Squier, if you want a good guitar, get the Fender.
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#6
i have a USA Fender woo me.

and squier are generally a cheaper alternative, fender, mexican or USA are always better.

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#8
Hm, this topic sounds vaguely familiar...could be the same one that has been started 20 times a week for the past year.

Anyways, getting past the thread police stuff...there is a big difference between even the Standard strat and a squire. A combination of good player and good amp can get good tone from a squire but you'd be MUCH better off if you could at least get a MIM.
#9
bought a squier gold strat and a american made strat. Difference is one kicks the **** out of the other one. ya squiers are descent, there fun to play. they do have a tendency to fail internally. any secondary brand is gonna lack the time in building a fine instrument. idk just go american made so you can never complain again ha
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#10
My Mexican Strat felt WAY better than my Squier Strat when I had them. That was the biggest difference I noticed. But I've also played a $199 Ibanez that felt amazing, along with dozens of PRS or Gibson or Ibanez guitars for $1,500 to 3,000+ that felt like crap, so it really goes to show that each guitar is unique. And I'm not talking about each product line; I'm talking about each individual guitar.

One of the last times I was at Guitar Center, I picked up an Ibanez RG120 ($199 guitar) and was blown away by how great the neck felt, not even considering the price tag. It just felt awesome. I even considered buying it just to throw the neck on one of my other guitars. Then I picked up the same exact guitar sitting next to it on the shelf only in a different color and the neck felt like the neck of a $200 guitar. And I've noticed that more and more lately. You really need to try each individual guitar you're considering purchasing and not just going by the model name or number or price.

Now sound, that is where there is less fluctuation from guitar to guitar within an individual model. If you play a Standard Strat and really like the sound of it, chances are you're going to like the sound of all of the other identical Standard Strats on the floor. You just may not like the feel of each one equally.
#11
i have a £400 ibanez and a £600 USA Fender strat, as far as im concerned, theyre the greatest guitars ever lol.

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#12
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i have a £400 ibanez and a £600 USA Fender strat, as far as im concerned, theyre the greatest guitars ever lol.

There you go. My "The Paul II" ($699 NEW Gibson Les Paul) feels and sounds WAY better than many high model Les Pauls I've played, from Studios right on up through Standards and Customs. Each guitar is unique.
#13
i dont even know how you can compare one of the most renound guitars of the last half-century with one of its sub-models?

Fender owns squier the same way that gibson owns epiphone. your not gona tell me epiphones are comparable to £2k gibsons?

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#14
where did you find a les paul for that cash? the cheapest i can find around me is about £1k

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#15
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i dont even know how you can compare one of the most renound guitars of the last half-century with one of its sub-models?

Fender owns squier the same way that gibson owns epiphone. your not gona tell me epiphones are comparable to £2k gibsons?

One, Squier to Fender is not the same as Epiphone to Gibson. That's not a legitimate comparison in this regard.

Two, I can absolutely guarantee you that if you look around a bit, you'll find an Epiphone you like the feel of more than a Gibson that you've played and don't like the feel of. I'm not saying it's a higher build-quality guitar; I'm saying that when it comes to feel, guitars vary GREATLY from individual guitar to invididual guitar, and the more expensive or higher model or manufacturer guitar doesn't always win that battle.

Three, it is a Gibson The Paul II that I bought new in 1996 for $699. The Paul II is a no-frills Gibson Les Paul with a thinner body. It kicks ass, feels great, and sounds great. They only made them in the late 90s and I haven't been able to find one lately as I've been looking to pick another one up used. And yes, for me the feel is MUCH better than some Standard and Custom models I've played. Not all, but some.