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Dream Crusher
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My Squier '51.









You laugh... this thing KILLS for blues, surf, and more classic rock-ish playing. It's like having a Tele, Strat, and humbucker all in one. And the neck is amazing... it's deep but with an excellent profile, very comfortable. I run it with 11-49 and 12-52 (depending on mood) and just dig in.

If you can find a good one, I'd STRONGLY recommend it as they're only $100ish.
 

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wow.

aesthetically, i like everything about that guitar.

and the best thing is i could throw a BKP Cold Sweat in the bridge, and have better tone than all the anti-basswood guys! :cool2:
 

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I've always liked those. I will always have a soft spot for Fenders and Gibsons despite the folks that complain about QC and the like.
 

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I'm not a big fan of yellow..........usually, but that's a beautiful shade of yellow :yesway: Like custard :)

Sadly none of these on the bay else I'd be seriously interested in picking one up.

I've been having strange GAS recently, the other guitar I currently want is a Fender Thinline '72 Tele. They're just gorgeous. Plus maple boards :drool:
 

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I'm not totally anti-basswood, I just don't like it for metal rhythms. However, since that's the main part of my sound I've switched away from basswood guitars. :lol:

I've played and owned some seriously nice Squiers for the money though. The nicest was my Subsonic: basically a fixed bridge 27" scale Soloist, but because it said Squier on the headstock and came with no-name pickups I walked out the door with it for £185 new. That was a really, really nice guitar for the money.

Also, during my short stretch working in a guitar store, we had a leftie guy come in to buy a strat. He tried every leftie we had (4 or 5 I think), from a £225 Squier to of the nicer USA models (by that I mean better than the standard in the range). He walked out with the Squier, as that was the one that felt and sounded the best to him, and he was trying guitars out for a looong time that day.
 

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I kinda like that! Like you said, it's kind of like both a Strat and a Tele at once! :metal: I don't like most Squiers, but some of them actually turn out to be pretty nice.
 

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I had a Squier 51 that slayed for blues, with the P90 I put in the bridge. I only sold it because I wanted a Strat.
 

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That's pretty sweet.
 

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They were a great value for a 150$, honestly. When you're paying that much for a guitar, new, i dont think the wood really matters :lol:
 

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They're definitely NOT chipboard... 2- or 3-piece basswood bodies on the two that I have. Some of the sunburst ones (I have one sunburst, but it's not quite as nice as this blonde) have some pretty interesting figuring in the wood.

And, it's not just a good value for $100... it sounds and 'feels' better than any Mexican Strat or Tele I've played. With a good setup it'll give a Highway One pause, although the pickups are a little unrefined (great sound for punky stuff though!.)
 

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I've come very close to buying one of these a few times. Too many other projects to finish up though.
 
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