#1
I always hear people talking about how squier guitars are horrible. I think mine isn't the best guitar in the world, but I know some people who can actually get good quality sound out of theirs and have no problem playing it at all. Any thoughts?
#2
Tone is mostly in the fingers, but if you were to compare a Squier Strat to a better guitar, it seems fairly crap (as you would expect). That's what people are generally doing when they say that Squiers are bad guitars.

It's a bit like comparing Fiat Puntos and Ferrari Enzos - Squiers are generally good guitars for their price range.
#3
Squires are good mod guitars, that is the only way you'll get it comparable to a higher grade guitar. I have had a Squire MIM for 13 years but I bought it for the specific reason to mod it. I looked for one with a really good feel and neck, then swapped out the pickups with EMG David Gilmour's, swapped out the tuners with Schallers, swapped out the nut with a graphite one, swapped out the saddles with Graphtech's, scalloped the neck and set up the stock trem to float. Now I have a guitar that is $400-$500 including the mods (can't count the scallop as I did it myself) and it is comparable to a $700-$1000 guitar.
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#4
i used to play with a guy that had several ibanez guitars, not sure of their model or anything, but he came in to practice one night with a squier strat, and it sounded amazing. i would have never guessed it was a squier. of course, when i played it, it sounded like my old peavey raptor. blue_strat is right, its in how YOU play it. just remember, you dance with you brung ya. lol
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#5
Its all relative. Compared to a 2k custom guitar its not very good. But its alot better than the 100 dollar strat-a-clones the shop near me sells. I have one I play all the time. Altho its hardly the guitar I bought on a trip overseas as it was the only left hand guitar in the store. The mods really didnt cost me anything as I had all the parts laying around from other projects. Are they terrible guitars no are they great guitars no.
#6
squiers aren't bad at all for the price. all they need is a good setup and they'll be nice guitars to play. I actually prefer them to the recent MIM fenders.
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#7
Yea Squires are actually a quality guitar for the money. Obviously it won't compare to say a custom made 3 grand guitar or nothing. I've got a black Squire laying around here somewhere that I use for a ****s-and-giggle guitar.

A friend of mine has the Blink-182 custom Squire (Mint Green with one pickup) that he got for next to nothing. The finish is all worn off, and it had a hard life, but it's a nice guitar. Their tuners don't hold standard tuning quite that well through bends and stuff, but if you tune a step down they do pretty good
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#8
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Yea Squires are actually a quality guitar for the money. Obviously it won't compare to say a custom made 3 grand guitar or nothing. I've got a black Squire laying around here somewhere that I use for a ****s-and-giggle guitar.

A friend of mine has the Blink-182 custom Squire (Mint Green with one pickup) that he got for next to nothing. The finish is all worn off, and it had a hard life, but it's a nice guitar. Their tuners don't hold standard tuning quite that well through bends and stuff, but if you tune a step down they do pretty good

you'd be surprised to hear this but most of the tuning problems on cheap guitars come from having a shoddy nut, not the tuning pegs themselves.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#9
Quote by blue_strat
Tone is mostly in the fingers, but if you were to compare a Squier Strat to a better guitar, it seems fairly crap (as you would expect). That's what people are generally doing when they say that Squiers are bad guitars.

It's a bit like comparing Fiat Puntos and Ferrari Enzos - Squiers are generally good guitars for their price range.


Well. There is not much else in that price range.
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#10
They are a good starter guitar but once you start getting better your gonna want to get something better pretty quick!
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