#1
hi guys, i'm saving up for a new guitar, because old one stopped working, so yeah.

anyone know a really versatile guitar by squier or fender?
my music goes through a heavy grungy tone but also surf rock too.

it would be nice to have it left handed, but i can restring if not.

thanks all
#2
What's your budget?

Start here for retailers:

For Lefties
http://leftyfretz.com/
http://www.southpawguitars.com/
http://www.adirondackguitar.com/lefty/LHMenu.htm
http://www.jerrysleftyguitars.com/
http://leftyguitarsonly.com/

In the meantime, one of my favorite guitar builders is Reverend. Every year, 43-4 of their models get a lefty version. For 2016, these are the lefties in production:

http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/daw-blk-lefty/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/double-agent-og-lefty/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/js390-lefty/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/sensei-ra-lefty/

And of course, if you look online, you'll find other, older lefty models by them as well.
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#3
Oh my! versatile guitar that's not a Strat but yet a Squier or Fender? Seriously? Oh and yet if right handed you'll go ahead and string that puppy left handed, Do you have any idea how much of a newb you sound like? Think your Jimi and just going to string your guitar upside down without doing anything else to the guitar, Hell Jimi kept a screw driver in his back pocket and the trem cover off his Strat's so he could adjust his bridge on the fly, Yea he knew a thing or two about guitars, Hey you can always do the Albert King thing, play your right handed guitar left handed without stringing it backwards, at least the intonation will be right and the guitar will sound as it should. Don't like a Strat but needs to be a FMIC product? Try a Telecaster, as that's about the limits of your limited choices
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#5
nastytroll and chill, it's not my fault i play left handed. stratocasters are just uncomfortable for me. and squier is probably the only brand i know that sells cheaper end guitars with alright quality.

seriously, calm down
#6
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#7
Everyone keeps forgetting about fenders offset line. If you want something for surf and grunge look at there jazzmasters and jaguars.
#8
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Everyone keeps forgetting about fenders offset line. If you want something for surf and grunge look at there jazzmasters and jaguars.
For sure, although I'd avoid the versions of those with the traditional bridges if OP is a beginner (particularly the Squier Vintage Modified ones, which at least at the time I bought one didn't have appropriately-sized grooves for the bass strings), as they take some fairly substantial initial setup, Loctite TLC and such to make them passably reliable.

The obvious one that's not a Stratocaster is the Tele. They're versatile as anything and you pretty much can't get a more reliable guitar. And depending on your budget you can get one in pretty much any flavour you might need. I have two, so I might be biased

Now, while I'm a Fender nut and a Telecaster nut above all other things, I should point out that there are other affordable brands that put out solid stuff. Off the top of my head, Epiphone, Yamaha for the super cheap stuff, others that I can't think of right now but I'm sure somebody can cook up a few more suggestions.

Also, tone aside, nastytroll is right that it isn't as simple as restringing a righty guitar lefty - at very least the nut will need modification (or probably replacement) to accommodate the different gauges, and guitars with angled bridges can have intonation issues (although most Fenders will be alright in that respect). A lot of lefty guys learn to play righty for that reason - it can seriously limit your options. That said, it's certainly less of an issue now than it would've been ten, twenty years ago.
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#9
K33nbl4d3 hmm, ok then. i'll try out a telecaster left handed, instead of restringing. sorrry for being newb i just didn't know it was more complicated than that.
#10
Yamaha or Epiphone SG.
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#11
Yamaha makes electronic drums and horns. You might want to specify some models to look at. I was under the impression their Pacifica line was their Strat clone option, unless they have some HSS or HSH LP clone.

Which leads me to jump to something with coil splitting...I can't spit out a bunch of different models off the top of my head, but I recall the PRS SE has the option, and I think you might see that more on some LPs.
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#12
Quote by fazetaco1337
hi guys, i'm saving up for a new guitar, because old one stopped working, so yeah.

anyone know a really versatile guitar by squier or fender?
my music goes through a heavy grungy tone but also surf rock too.

it would be nice to have it left handed, but i can restring if not.

thanks all


PRS, SE lines.
Epiphone Les Pauls that have split/tapped pups (the big thing in any low budget "versatile" guitar.)
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#13
Why just fender or squier, that's very limiting to your options. There are dozens of good budget guitars outside of those brands. If I was in your shoes I'd look into agile, I'm pretty sure they have left handed budget friendly models. If not be prepared to up your budget for a new nut at the very least.
#14
Silent_Crow13 thanks,i will check them out. i only listed fender and squier because i have one friend who plays guitar and he has fender, so i think it is good but i am new to this, so not sure.
#15
Squier 51. Approx 200.00 and a cheap guitar so good that Fender made an expensive copy of it.
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#16
You could go for an HSS strat to get a more aggressive tone with the humbucker. Your options for serious versatility are all going to be pretty expensive. If you are not terribly concerned with tone, get a cheap guitar with two humbuckers and drop $75 on a coil tap. You'll basically be able to switch from Strat to Les Paul sounds with a button.

"Off brands" are also a good idea. I stand by Yamaha instruments, and their entry level Pacifica is as good a $300 Fender for half the price.
#18
Quote by fazetaco1337
nastytroll and chill, it's not my fault i play left handed. stratocasters are just uncomfortable for me. and squier is probably the only brand i know that sells cheaper end guitars with alright quality.

seriously, calm down


Don't get bent out of shape dude, Plenty of brands on the market besides Squier/FMIC. Made by the same Chinese company by the same Chinese factory worker or haven't you heard? Its called Outsourcing and Globalization, If in the US take a look at Rondo Music, Online sales only and yes in the budget range assembled by the same little Chinese girl that did the Squier the day before, It just costs $50 dollars less, Same guitar except a few cosmetic differences and a different logo, If you want a left handed guitar buy a left handed guitar, trying to string it backwards generally leads the average newb to giving up altogether,