Squier Bullet Strat (Arctic White) Reviews4.4/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
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May 18, 2013Music Background:
Bullet Strat Arctic WhiteFor the price, this can't be beat. I installed new tuners and this guitar is awesome. Can't put it down.
November 25, 2011
Great guitarThis is a great instrument. When you hit the strings & feel the vibration you'll know what I mean. And it stays in tune! For $119 this is amazing. I got a Fender Mustang I amp with it and the combination can't be beat. Do yourself a favor and get one of these. If you don't like it, which I doubt, you can send it back - so what
have you got to lose?
Dealing with Sweetwater is easy. No tax, no S&H charges, and you get your order fast. I've ordered twice. Ask for Justin at extension 1391. No, we are not related and he didn't pay me to type that.
This guitar not only sounds great but it looks good enough to eat. And it's easy to play for somebody like me who doesn't have big hands. Maybe that's why it's described as a "beginner's" guitar. It definitely is not.
July 31, 2011Music Background:
playing off and on since the 70's
You can MOD thisLove these guitars. You can modify these. There is a whole community out there that just loves these bullet strats. Do some homework and for an extra 200 bucks you'll have a vintage 1969 strat. Replace the tremolo block with a solid steel one. A wired pickguard with new pickups that you drop in. Some nitro lacquer to make it look old. Look on Ebay for some vintage tuners. You're done.
December 26, 2007Music Background:
You won't believe it.With apologies to brand snobs everywhere, Squier is turning out some great products. Last Christmas I got a "51"--amazing quality, beautiful, and more tonal variety than just about any guitar I've ever played. This Christmas, it's a Bullet Strat in Arctic White. Out of the box, it was beautiful in fit and finish. I was still a little leary, because I had played the old "Bullets" and was not at all impressed. This, I am happy to say, is a totally different animal. I've been playing "Jimi" for two days, and have found every sound from Clapton to SRV to Hendrix. Will it play thick, chunky jazz chords? NOOO! But rock and roll and blues are what I want from a Strat and that's what this baby delivers. The only reasons I can find that they are advertising it as a beginner's guitar are the price and the fact that the superfast neck is incredibly easy to play and makes bluesy bends a breeze. The string-through body sustains well, the intonation was spot-on out of the box, and even the strings were fine--something almost unheard of on a budget axe. The dot inlays are a welcome upgrade from the painted on dots on many budget strats. I've read in several places that Squier is making this in an even more limited run than the "51", so my advice is grab one while you can!
from FAIRVIEW TN
July 27, 2011Music Background:
A LOT FOR THE MONEYI DIDNT EXPECT A GOOD SOUND AND GREAT NECK ACTION FOR 119.00 I HAVE HAD A LOT MORE EXPENSIVE GUITARS THAT WASNT THIS GOOD.I WAS VERY SATISFIED WITH THIS PURCHASE.THE GUITAR LOOKS GREAT TOO.THANKS SWEETWATER
from Atlanta, GA
February 26, 2013Music Background:
Great for the priceYou get what you pay for. Great guitar for the price! If you want a real strat, just replace the tuning locks. This thing goes out of tune often, but is a great "first guitar" for learning or as a backup instrument. Sound is awesome!
from New England
June 26, 2012Music Background:
Not meI am a music student and I bought this guitar because I commute to school (sometimes by city bus) and I did not want to subject my higher end instruments to the New England weather and possible hazards that come with constant transport of an instrument to and from where ever. Unless this is to be your first guitar or you are purchasing for a child or begginner, do not buy this guitar. These guitar are very cheaply built. The frets are not flush with the fretboard. If you stop in a shop and check one of these out you will see that if you slide your hand along the side of the neck where the frets end, the jagged edges of the fret wire will score your skin, this makes for discomfort during playing. Strat lovers enjoy/expect the hum/buzz created by inferior single coils and tolerate this...I do not know why. The noise is all kinds of annoying and yes, it is blatantly present on the cleanest of settings at low volume when in 1, 3 or 5 position. The guitar itself is not alive - real players understand what was meant by that. The intonation was terrible when I purchased mine. Got it set up by a tried and true tech who told me before handing it back that it cannot be close to perfect. What do you expect from a $130 instrument? If you need an instrument in this price range for whatever reason buy a base Yamaha Pacifica - They are well built and finished comfortably, Ive carted mine around all day every day for 4 years, in and out of: the case, cars, busses, practice rooms, friends houses, etc. it has held up to the NE climate and holds tune and intonation, only adjusted the truss rod twice in 3 years.