Squire or...?

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  1. daacrusher2001

    daacrusher2001 Silver Supporting Member

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    Actually, Dano's were at the top of my list, since they are cool and I don't have one!

    Just don't want to drag it across the country with me. Maybe I'll grab a used one when I'm out west.
     
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    Great values the USA Predators. If you need to go new Jay Turser's are great in the $150-$200 range.
     
  3. daacrusher2001

    daacrusher2001 Silver Supporting Member

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    So...I spent some time exploring guitar options while out west...Thanks for the suggestions. I determined a couple of things -

    Squier - quality is too inconsistent, can't deal with it
    Squier Classic Vibes - much better. Still some sketchy quality, but overall they were pretty good - pickups not great but I'll just be using them with my ipad
    Jay Turser - only found one, didn't like the neck
    Epiphones - forget the model, ~$300, similar to LP, necks and pickups seemed ok

    Next price range up...the best ones were the PRS SE's - almost feel like it's worth a little extra money so I can bring it home someday and use it with a real amp.

    The search continues...maybe a G&L Tribute Legacy, although the necks seem kinda thin
     
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    Test a Squier Deluxe Stratocaster. Seldom seen at GC but you might be lucky. Amazing quality for >$300.
     
  5. daacrusher2001

    daacrusher2001 Silver Supporting Member

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    Seriously...? Have you ever tried one? Could be good enough - provided it doesn't have the unfiled fret ends like the squire.
     
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    Squiers are certainly hit or miss, but when you find a good one, they are a steal. My wife got me a Squier Bullet for my birthday and told me to have fun modding it. $120 guitar, maybe $100 in parts and accessories, give it a good setup and you're golden. It's Fiesta Red, so I call it "The Sultan Of Swing" because it looks and sounds like Mark Knofler's Strat that he used in the late 70s. Plays WAY better than my Roadworn 60s Strat.
     
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    +1 on the SX! I love my SXs. Great beater guitar, great modding platform. The fret work is actually really solid on them!
     
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    Heard some good things about the Rondo lines. I've only personally played an Agile LP though (it was fantastic).
     
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    It's not a question of where he grips it, it's a simple weight ratio! A five ounce bird cannot hold a 7 pound guitar!
     
  11. daacrusher2001

    daacrusher2001 Silver Supporting Member

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    Well, after trying a lot of guitars, I decided to just get a Squier Classic Vibe tele. It plays as well or better than any of the mexi's that I tried. In fact, I can't find a thing wrong with it. Neck is good, frets seem good, pickups are not exactly Fralin's, but they sound much better than the Standard or Affinity Squiers

    Pretty cool Tele. I think I'll enjoy it, and if I want to, it's easy to upgrade components.

    I did buy the Affinity first, but after a couple of hours with it, found that I couldn't deal with the smaller nut size. Made a simple open "D" chord challenging. Yikes...

    So, I'm officially a Classic Vibe Owner.

    Thank's for the recommendations, everyone...
     
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    i have yet to meet a Squier that didn't turn into a player after a good set-up and a few mods.
     
  13. Help!I'maRock!

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    what if they fly in tandem?
     
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    Congrats..... What model did you end up with? My beat to hell CV 50's Strat has become one of my main guitars.
     
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    daacrusher2001 Silver Supporting Member

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    CV 50's Tele...butterscotch blonde. I have to say, it's pretty good.
     

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