do a squier stratocaster and a fender standard stratocaster make that much of a big difference? or is it a small difference. and if so why are squiers so cheap?
and if you had to choose which would you choose a squier or a standard?
There's a difference.

You might not notice it now, but you will in a couple of years when your Fender still works and your Squier is busted to turd.

I kid.

Squiers are alright, they NEED a pickup swap though.

The Fender (Even the MIM) guitars are great right out of the box though.
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get a fender. end of discussion. their all around better, squiers are just cheap crap for beginners.
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Cheap crap again
Tom Anderson Hollow Classic
72 thin line tele

Barber trifecta fuzz
Mi audio Crunch Box
Clyde Wah
Barber Burn Unit
Ocean efx Texas deuce
Boomerang chorus delay
Barber ltd

1971 Pro reverb
Fender acoustasonic
Fender super champ xd
Squiers are made with inferior parts, that is why they are so cheap.
Having a Fender will make a pretty significant difference in tone.
2004 Fender American HSS Strat
Hughes And Kettner Switchblade
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser FR
Epi LP Classic
Epi G-400
Yamaha acoustic
Boss DD-3 Delay
B.Y.O.C. MXR Distortion+
Vox Wah
Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer
It depends on the QC

Sometimes you can come across a real jem of a squire, and also true for finding real duds in the MIM strats.