Squier Fender Stratocaster various colours £91.00 Free Delivery @ Gear4Music
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Squier Fender Stratocaster various colours £91.00 Free Delivery @ Gear4Music

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Found 4th Oct 2012
Ordered mine and had a very speedy delivery!
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Squier Fender Stratocaster - £91.00

Known to be the best beginner electric guitar

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Good price
Good Price. This was my first guitar about 10 years ago... heat.
Voted hot. This was also my first guitar and I still have it.
My first guitar, same colour as picture, would recommend it also.
Always wanted to learn. I'm very tempted....
Very tempted too, just bought Rocksmith and have been using my flatmates guitar..
Great deal if you just bought Rocksmith. My first guitar was an Encore, that didn't even try to look like a strat - had one pickp, no scratchplate - and cost about a tenner more

(and that was the price in the '80s)
Edited by: "gaijintendo" 4th Oct 2012
Excuse the nooby question, but do they come properly set up ? action, string height, intonation, pickup height etc?
Smoking hot deal. Pretty much the perfect beginners guitar.
Tempted to get this for rocksmith also, or wait for the les paul bundle... hmmm...
Great buy, had one very similar, they're great value for money and very easy to play, this is perfect for beginners
Yes you are not going to go wrong with this (at the under £100 budget anyway) for a first guitar. I have got about 6 guitars, I only go back to two. One is a Jaguar rip-off with P90s, and the other is my American Standard Stratocaster (admittedly many times the price of this).
never played guitar in my life but so tempted to get 1
Nice price! I love how the squier sounds.
Both Dolphin Music and PMT have them for the same price in case they sell out in the colour of your choice. PMT is free delivery, whilst I think you'd have to pay for with Dolphin.

I play bass, but for under £100 I'm quite tempted to try and learn to play the guitar.
Predictably the left handed version is another £150 dearer, sigh. Good find heat added.
I bought the Yamaha Pacifica which is based on this (according to the man in the shop), it just looked a bit neater, plus you'd avoid the usual "It's not a real Fender" from the guitar gurus. Was exactly the same price as well (about a hundred years ago).

Top deal, heat from me. Is that Rocksmith any good?
Holdsworth

I bought the Yamaha Pacifica which is based on this (according to the man … I bought the Yamaha Pacifica which is based on this (according to the man in the shop), it just looked a bit neater, plus you'd avoid the usual "It's not a real Fender" from the guitar gurus. Was exactly the same price as well (about a hundred years ago).Top deal, heat from me. Is that Rocksmith any good?



Rocksmith is good fun.
I'm afraid that these squiers aren't the ones we used to play in the 90's, but really cheap made in China ones.

For £9 more I'd go for

gear4music.com/Gui…J3M
Meangreenie

Excuse the nooby question, but do they come properly set up ? action, … Excuse the nooby question, but do they come properly set up ? action, string height, intonation, pickup height etc?



Nope. They come straight from the factory in China. Get someone who knows his way round to set them up for you.

The Squier basses are quite decent budget/beginners guitars, especially those not made in China. I still have mine. The Squier electric guitars, not so much, but you can do worse.
Rocksmith is good fun.[/quote]

I read that Rocksmith is frustrating as hell - any more opinions on this?
What is Trem HSS? some have it, some don't
Steviebaby

Rocksmith is good fun.



I read that Rocksmith is frustrating as hell - any more opinions on this?[/quote]

It's frustrating if you are any good as it makes you go through a lot of basic stuff and you can't pick difficulty.
ron s london

I'm afraid that these squiers aren't the ones we used to play in the … I'm afraid that these squiers aren't the ones we used to play in the 90's, but really cheap made in China ones.For £9 more I'd go forhttp://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Junior-Electric-Guitar-Translucent-Blue/J3M



That is a junior guitar - I like the look of this one though musik-produktiv.co.uk/epi…tml
tianuk3

I read that Rocksmith is frustrating as hell - any more opinions on this?



It's frustrating if you are any good as it makes you go through a lot of basic stuff and you can't pick difficulty.[/quote]

Thanks - though that won't impact me too much
I heard the problem was similar - as you become better, and master the basics, the difficulty is automatically increased, so you never get the satisfaction of being good enough to relax and play, unless you're Jimmy Page or something. Any truth in this?
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tianuk3

What is Trem HSS? some have it, some don't



stands for Humbucker/Single/Single pickups

some people prefer HSS some prefer SSS
have a look on google for the different types of music suited for HSS vs SSS (won't be able to comment as I'm no expert yet)
vurt

That is a junior guitar - I like the look of this one though … That is a junior guitar - I like the look of this one though http://www.musik-produktiv.co.uk/epiphone-lp-special-ii-hs.html



It's also made in china as well . Pretty much everything cheap is now!

Chinese guitars about 10 years ago were terrible, they have improved a lot now though.
Hmm still trying to decide between HSS and SSS, favourite music is Incubus, RATM, but also like John Mayer and more chilled out stuff.
If anyone's split between HSS and SSS, I've made a couple of quick recordings demonstrating the difference, if you want to wait a few minutes while I upload them.
at this Price its a scorching deal

£91 for the guitar
£200 for some bare knuckle pickups (or £100-200 for some Dimarzio's or Seymour Duncans if you wish)
£100 for some better hardware - Locking tuners, Floyd Rose Tremolo system, new scratch plate, pots or kill switch (if you are so inclined)

a Floyd Rose Tremolo system is about £200 so thats purely optional. otherwise a GOTOH/Wilkinson Tremolo system is significantly cheaper at around £100-130.

Even without the Floyd Rose Tremolo, the rest would make this guitar pretty amazing providing you have a decent amp.

I have an 'older' Yamaha Pacifica which is almost 20 years old and it sounds pretty amazing through my Peavy Valve King.

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I fully recommend Bare Knuckle Pickups! I have some in my PRS guitar and the guitar has become such a joy to play given the warm tones you can get out of it.

Obviously what woods your guitar is made from has an effect on how your guitar sounds when new pickups are put in. I have some BKP's in a schecter which is made out of basswood. Its leagues ahead of the passive EMGz that came with the guitar and really made it sound like a new guitar instead of something bland and lifeless.
dxx

If anyone's split between HSS and SSS, I've made a couple of quick … If anyone's split between HSS and SSS, I've made a couple of quick recordings demonstrating the difference, if you want to wait a few minutes while I upload them.



Please do, as I mentioned I am really after playing Incubus and that kind of music, no heavy metal like Korn although I am a Deftones fan.
Ozzi

Predictably the left handed version is another £150 dearer, sigh. Good … Predictably the left handed version is another £150 dearer, sigh. Good find heat added.



I know! I've been looking for this exact guitar for my left handed daughter. It's the guitar they've recommended at her school. The best price I could find for a L/H Squier Strat was £155 at Normans.

This is a great deal! Heat added.
While £91 isn't terribly expensive for an entry level guitar, this is what the bullet Strats cost everywhere. GAK, Nevada...they all knock them out for £91.
And @Ozi, GAK do the left handed version for £164.
Good deal, although I would choose the Yamaha Pacifica over this. I would also be wary spending huge amounts of money on pickups etc... I was split with one of my guitars of doing this or going the Highway 1 Strat route. Walked into a shop and ended up walking out with a 2nd hand USA Std for £390, in it's had case and in lovely condition.
Bargain
Ozzi

Predictably the left handed version is another £150 dearer, sigh. Good … Predictably the left handed version is another £150 dearer, sigh. Good find heat added.


Just do what Jimi did.

Apart from anything else, you will look way cooler when you play!

If I remember rightly, Fender used to make an inverted left hand Strat with mirror decals for right handed folk!

Oh, here's a photo I found...

http://www.randyciak.com/guitar/dean/1997_hendrix_woodstock.jpg
you can't go wrong with the squire strat, but for the love of god DON'T BUY their own branded guitars. the are only good for firewood!
A couple of points.

I think it is extremely unfair to glibly say to somebody who clearly says that they are a newbie that these guitars will need setting up because they are going to come straight from the factory in China.

Sure, if you are an aficionado, you will want to fine tune the action etc. but you are implying that they are assembled by incompetents and probably unnecessarily making a new guitarist nervous, not unlike the prospective HiFi buyer in this classic sketch:

youtube.com/wat…tco

And HSS = Fat Strat.
gaijintendo

Great deal if you just bought Rocksmith. My first guitar was an Encore, … Great deal if you just bought Rocksmith. My first guitar was an Encore, that didn't even try to look like a strat - had one pickp, no scratchplate - and cost about a tenner more(and that was the price in the '80s)



Hey don't knock the Encore strats My first (Encore) looked just like the one in the pic and it's still my favourite, but that might be more to do with attachment than quality
tianuk3

Please do, as I mentioned I am really after playing Incubus and that kind … Please do, as I mentioned I am really after playing Incubus and that kind of music, no heavy metal like Korn although I am a Deftones fan.



I put one together, but I wasn't very happy with it as a comparison. My single-coil guitar is a G&L S500 strung with 12s, and my closest humbucker guitar is a Gibson Les Paul Studio strung with 9s or 10s. They sound so far apart from each other that it isn't really fair to do a comparison.

Anyways, I'd recommend the HSS, definitely. Single-coils offer better sounds in lots of ways, but a humbucker just rules as far as rock sounds go.
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