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Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by Ravenmore, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Ravenmore

    Ravenmore Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    50
    597
    Oct 9, 2017
    Cedar Park
    I got sucked into a shopgoodwill auction. I bid a couple of days ago thinking someone would probably outbid me. Apparently this is on its way to me.

    https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/46873949

    Hopefully shipping goes well.
     
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  2. Rudi

    Rudi Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 19, 2016
    Brisvegas
    you have my sympathy :)
     
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  3. Ravenmore

    Ravenmore Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    50
    597
    Oct 9, 2017
    Cedar Park
    Well at least from the photos it looks like it is in decent shape. Hopefully it arrives that way. :)
     

  4. RegularJim

    RegularJim Strat-Talker

    Age:
    45
    202
    May 8, 2017
    Winthrop Harbor, IL
    I almost bid on that today, but the shipping was too dang high.
     

  5. Green Craig

    Green Craig Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 15, 2012
    Michigan
    Cool, and HNGD!

    That's a really nice looking guitar! Get 'er set up to your liking and play the crap out of it!
     
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  6. Rudi

    Rudi Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 19, 2016
    Brisvegas
    I don't know how much you spent, but it's for a good cause (hopefully)
    and it looks good. Except the pick guard maybe.
    Enjoy
     
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  7. Ravenmore

    Ravenmore Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    50
    597
    Oct 9, 2017
    Cedar Park
    Yep. $108 total. Not a great deal but not the worst ever either.

    Btw I'm blacklisting you for not saving me from myself.
     
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  8. Ravenmore

    Ravenmore Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    50
    597
    Oct 9, 2017
    Cedar Park
    Thanks. I've seen first hand some of the good this company does so that is a solace. :)
     
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  9. Ravenmore

    Ravenmore Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    50
    597
    Oct 9, 2017
    Cedar Park
    Oh and yeah, I pretty much detest tortoise shell pick guards too. :) I'll probably change it out but I might try black knobs and pickup covers first.
     

  10. archetype

    archetype Strat-Talker

    443
    Nov 26, 2016
    Williamsville NY
    From the look of the headstock and decal, is that a Bullet? You might have bought a decent neck, at least.

    I'd imagine the pickguard and backplate are aftermarket parts.
     

  11. Ravenmore

    Ravenmore Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    50
    597
    Oct 9, 2017
    Cedar Park
    I'm not sure what model it is exactly. I don't think it is a Bullet. Tuners are a step up from that.
     

  12. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    52
    828
    Sep 24, 2017
    Sharpsburg ,Ga.
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  13. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    44
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    Nice!!! HNGD!!!
    It is an SE model from the AXL plant in China. Great modders platforms with a full size body.
     
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  14. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    44
    Dec 27, 2016
    US

  15. Ravenmore

    Ravenmore Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    50
    597
    Oct 9, 2017
    Cedar Park
    Nice. I've got another SE and it's actually a pretty worthy ax although the original pickups weren't too inspiring. I think it was an older model though.
     

  16. Dave Harmon

    Dave Harmon Strat-Talker

    116
    Feb 18, 2016
    Right Here
    I like the bit about "powers on".......mebby it has a pilot light somewhere....
     
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  17. Ravenmore

    Ravenmore Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    50
    597
    Oct 9, 2017
    Cedar Park
    Yeah I'm hoping a.) it arrives intact and b.) everything more or less works. It's an electric guitar so you can fix a lot but still... :)
     

  18. Gary Gnu

    Gary Gnu Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    47
    99
    Apr 4, 2016
    sunny fla
    You din't take too much of a bath on that one. Those are pretty decent guitars and a great mod platform as others have said. I've got one in black. I actually play it more than my Am standard.

    Check out stratosphere, you can pick up a loaded Squier CV pickguard for $40. An MIM standard bridge will drop right in, you can get those new for like $35 with the big block. The stock tuners are pretty decent, I wouldn't bother replacing them.

    For less than $200 you've got yourself a great player and helped out some people in need. Sounds like a win win to me.
     
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  19. jvin248

    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 10, 2014
    Michigan
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    "... [Some Squiers] are made by Axl in China. These guitars usually have the serial number starting with CXS; with the 'X' standing for 'Axl'." SN lookup on wikipedia.

    A little flame on the neck!

    I suspect you'll find the tort is factory not aftermarket. Could always have been added but I've seen models like this one.

    I can't tell from the pictures, but a few of the China Squiers have full thickness bodies and necks that mimic MIM/MIA Strat necks not the typical thin carve of a lot of Squiers.
    Run a fret rocker down all the frets by every string and mark the high points. That is usually the weak point on these that a fret level and setup can make them play really well.
    Looking at the pictures more, you might actually have a chunky neck on it.

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  20. Ravenmore

    Ravenmore Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    50
    597
    Oct 9, 2017
    Cedar Park
    Duly noted. I also have an SE in black sitting right next to me that I play quite a bit, so I know what you're saying about the mods. But I more appreciate the 'helping someone in need' part especially this time of year. So no more complaining.

    I'll keep ya'll posted once I receive it. :)
     
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