#1
I have a 3 - 4 years old Squier. Not the best thing out there, but it does its job and isn't bad after you get to know it.
Well, let's say that I don't take proper care of my guitar and as a consequence, it's a bit beat up. I noticed that it has red paint under the top layer of paint.
Is it normal? Any idea of what it's for?
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#2
I don't know what it is for, but it's awesome!

My Squier Strat doesn't have a different color under the paint...

Maybe they just used red as primer?
#4
Are you the original owner?
Perhaps someone repainted it?

Otherwise, it's probably red primer..

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#5
Quote by jonmo1
Are you the original owner?
Perhaps someone repainted it?

Otherwise, it's probably red primer..

Yup, I bought it from a shop. It was new. Weird stuff .
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#6
Quote by kroket666
that's weird...........

mayby it's worth something



yeah maybe it's made of jewels.


what model squier?
is it alder, agathis, or hardwood underneath.
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#7
I've heard that they will sometime reuse bodies where they screwed up the original paint job somehow and just repaint over it. Maybe that's what happened there
#8
hmmthats weird
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#9
After reading all the replies it sounds like either primer or a paint job gone wrong that they re painted. Do they offer this same color for other guitars of the same kind? My Telecaster Thinline seems to have black paint underneath it and that is another color they offer.
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#10
That's pretty cool. If I were you I'd scratch some of it off to make a red skull on a black background.
#11
It's most likely primer. A lot of Fender guitars (and other brands, to a lesser extent) use red primer because it's neither overly light nor overly dark, and they can prime all the bodies with the same colour. I'm going to guess that all the guitars from that batch that aren't transparent finishes have red primer.

If they used matching primer (like on a car), they'd need different primers for every paint colour.

You'd think they'd use brown though ...
#12
Quote by jean_genie
It's most likely primer. A lot of Fender guitars (and other brands, to a lesser extent) use red primer because it's neither overly light nor overly dark, and they can prime all the bodies with the same colour. I'm going to guess that all the guitars from that batch that aren't transparent finishes have red primer.

If they used matching primer (like on a car), they'd need different primers for every paint colour.

You'd think they'd use brown though ...

I was thinking that too. I had a Squier strat from about 3-4 years ago (Starting to loose track hehe) and it had the black primer... I'm sure that's all it is but the difference is kind of interesting. Maybe it was different for different models.
#15
its the type of undercoat they use, im not entirely sure if they still use red underneath but it makes the black 'pop' or stand out, it is supposed to bring out the black more, i think it will look cooler as more flakes off though
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