Squier Bullet Strat (Brown Sunburst) Reviews4.1/5.0 based on 20 customer reviews
Everyone recognizes the Strat as a rock and roll icon for good reason. Tone, playability, style. Let's talk openly, you're not looking at this guitar for a one-of-a-kind piece of music instrument artwork or a fancy over-the-top monster that requires a new mortgage. You want something that plays well and will serve you or your student through a journey into music. The Squier Bullet Strat is the one.
from Syracuse, NY
June 28, 2012Music Background:
Recording, Webcasting, Live Sound, Live Streaming, Broadcasting
Great QualityFor this price, I taught I will get close to a toy, but instead got a nice solid and well built unit. It feels strong, and plays nice. Got it for a gift. Very nice finish.
from Deland, Florida
March 25, 2012Music Background:
Doodling since the 60's
FinallyFirst, thank you Sweetwater for putting up with me. I have had some fine instruments over the years but I found all of them not worth the investment. Crazy as it sounds, this little Bullet is as good as it gets for the price and reminds me of the 64 Jag I purchased from Paul Revere and the Raiders when living and playing in the Canal Zone. No blems with finish, the neck is slim and smooth, pups are good, and it's lite. In time will change out gaurd, nuts, bridge but for the build as it is.... a super buy for old and new players. A little tweeking to get the action low to play easy for the old hands and what we have here is an interesting situation for just over a hundred pesos. This is a keeper. Cheese.
from Homer, Louisiana
June 29, 2009Music Background:
Nice guitarI have a Black/Maple "Mexican Standard" 2009 and have played some "American Standards" which I love. I was in one of my local music stores this weekend and saw this "Surf Green"/Rosewood Bullet Strat standing there staring at me. I loved the color and as "Surf Green" is not on the current Squier list of colors, do not know how my dealer got it. Any-way its brand new, and I loved it immediately. The action is easier to fret than a Standard Fender. I cannot account for this, but its like fretting a 335 Gibson. The action is great and love eveything about this "little wonder." Every Strat has its own soul and sound. This "Bullet" wants to play Jazz and softer stuff and not so much Blues and Rock. My Mexican is the opposite, its a Rocker and Blues man.
December 19, 2008Music Background:
Guitarist for 36 years, Guitar teacher
Excellent Beginner StratRight out the box, this guitar is high quality for a fair price. I purchased this guitar so that my students would get an feel for a rock and roll guitar. Most guitars of this price range need some neck and fret work before I can play it properly. I was impressed with the smooth neck and the perfect action for a beginner guitar. However, I will have to adjust the intonation. Overall, I have not complaints. Keep up the good work. Thank you for the quality products and good service.
from Dilworth MN
December 6, 2008Music Background:
SweetThis guitar is great. I havent been playing much but i love it. It has a good feel and sound. It stays in tune pretty well and is great for begginers. at this price how can you pass it up?
from Saint Augustine, FL USA
October 12, 2008Music Background:
Great value, Great Quality.This guitar is the way to go for beginners, Aged guitarists, everybody who has or has not ever played this guitar will love it if they don't already. FUor the low cost, and the quality form a fender company, who wouldn't? The bottom line is this, You can't get better quality for a guitar at this price!!!
from Bethlehem Pennsylvania
October 12, 2008Music Background:
The Best Ever!I love this guitar.It is the most affordable and easy to play. If your just beguinning to play guitar and want something cheap to start you off... this is it. Its just like a Stratocaster but cheaper and some of the colors look cooler than others. If you need a Cheap Guitar This is the cheapest way to go
from Talladega, Alabama USA
September 26, 2008Music Background:
The best value!!Ive played professionally for probably around 10 years now, and ive also played quite a number if higher-end guitars. The "Bullet Strat" from Squire is probably the best guitar ive ever held!! (Literally) The pickups had a little noise to them, and i knew this going in, but i had a friend who had one identical to the one i bought (brown sunburst). He changed the pickups and it took care of the problem, although dumping an additional 100 bucks to the note!!! :( I left it alone and played it "as is" and delt with it. From the comfort in your hands to the smooth action, to the signature "Strat" sound, I believe this is the best guitar ive ever owned!!!
-Ricky from Alabama
May 18, 2008Music Background:
Commercial/ Pro Musician
I love my Squier Bullet StratThis ax feels great in my hands. I play a Les Paul too. When I want to break from my LP, I go to my Bullet, and I love it! I've been playing professionally since the late '60s, and I've got to tell you, especially for the money, this guitar blows everyone else away!
from Stanberry, MO
April 26, 2010Music Background:
The Strat to ownThis was my first guitar. Great for learning on. However, after learning to play and getting an ear for music i found that this guitar had feedback problems like crazy. After researching how to eliminate feedback i decided to shield the inside of the guitar with HVC aluminum tape. that and a change of strings and now this guitar sounds as good as other fender brand guitars.
from Columbia,Mo USA
October 11, 2008Music Background:
Squier Bullet Strat- A great guitarThis is truely a great guitar! It sounds great, looks great, and feels great. It plays clean sound beautifully and has a unique and very likeable distortion tone. The guitar feels good and is easy to play hammer-ons do pull off's slides or anything else you expect a great guitar to do. A really good guitar at a really good price too!
from midwest usa
August 17, 2008Music Background:
weekend warrior for 20 years
pleasantly surprisedneck is better than the squier standard tele AND strat. smoother, no fret edges poking or catching strings.
finish on mine is flawless, though i have read some reviews to the contrary.
basic single coils with typical single coil pros and cons (noisy, but still jangly).
the only problems are the cheap tuners and plastic nut. strings catch on nut and i've already tightened tuner screws. if i do not use trem a lot(which i normally don't)the thing stays in tune very well.
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!
Michael Lee Ashba
from Woodruff SC
July 17, 2012Music Background:
How to become the greatest uncleI bought the Squier Bullet Strat for my 9 year old Nephiew and he loves it calls me daily with new riffs he has made up, Im happy that he is happy a great investment to be # 1 Uncie. LOL.Thanks
February 6, 2010Music Background:
Great Starterif your looking for a guitar to start out on or to give to you kids this is the one. When i first got this guitar it use to buzz and pop really bad when you would touch anyting metal. This was caused from lack of sheilding. actually there was no sheilding inside i opened it up and it was just bare wood. however with a roll of aluminume foil tape from the local hardware store and three hours later when i pluged it back in there was absolutly no buzz or pop at all except for when you touch the actual pickup slug itself. this now a amazing shounding guitar. my only complant is that when turned to the bridge pickup it tends to get way too hot and can pickup sound comeing out of the speaker and squeel. the selector probably should be replaced because of when selecting a single pickup (neck, middle, or bridge position) it tends to hum alittle more then the other slots
from Apeldoorn, GLD, The Netherlands
January 25, 2008Music Background:
Semi-Pro Musician(8yrs guitar experience)
was my first electric.
it has a funky sound.
but with a nice overdrive you can make it really.
i am playing it now for about 4 years.
some problems with a pod, but that is just my fault.
even though i also have a variax 600, i still like(prefer) to play this little fender-a-like.
from Albuquerque, NM USA
December 21, 2009Music Background:
This guitar ROCKS!Once my bridge was setup correctly this guitar this guitar plays great. Mine has excellent sounding pickups. I know because I also have a Gibson Les Paul Studio and this guitar definitely gives the LP a run for its money. I would replace this guitar with the same one if mine got stolen.
from Hudson, NH USA
December 30, 2008Music Background:
Adequate for the priceFor a beginner, this guitar is adequate because of its amazingly affordable price. As far as playability, it is not the greatest, but not the worst either. When I bought mine, it was fine, but after about 3 months the bottom string went a little flat. It was also a little bit smaller than the expectable standard. Otherwise, it's a good guitar for someone starting on an electric and for someone that is looking to go low-budget. I'd recommend it for a beginner, it can do all the basic things an electric guitar is supposed to do. But as your playing advances (I'd estimate about 1-2 years of guitar playing experience), the less adequate this guitar becomes.
from virginia beach va.
January 25, 2013Music Background:
pro musician for 40 years / recording hobbyist
squire bullet stratBought this to donate to the kidney foundation raffel. Probably a great guitar to learn to play on. The price is right for sure. Ruff around the edges but that's OK. I'm sure this guitar won't follow you to the stage but it can get you there.
from Shreveport, LA
March 7, 2009Music Background:
Active Musician[i play rock, blues, alternative, and shred]
Squier StratThis guitar is good for a first guitar, but not any further than that. I have been playing guitar for 3 years now, and it's just not the best. If you want a good second guitar, save up some more for an Ibanez RG120. These pickups all sound the same. The neck pickup isn't warm and fat like you would expect from at least a strat. Overall, this guitar is horrible.