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Squier Deluxe finish?

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by valor19, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. valor19

    valor19 Strat-O-Master

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    Well, I think it's time I move up from my Squier Affinity. I was thinking about going with a Squier Deluxe in daphne blue. However, I worry about the body being basswood. I know there is slight tonal differences compared to ash or something, but I'm more concerned with it being such a soft wood and denting easily. Anyone who has a Squier Deluxe (or any basswood guitar for that matter), how is it holding up?
     
  2. Ausquier

    Ausquier Senior Stratmaster

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    Basswood is good stuff, don't worry about that. I have a near 40 year old MIJ P-bass in basswood and its great. Good weight, good tone. There is heaps of variation even in the same type of timber. Try it and see is the best answer.

    Welcome aboard too, mate.
     
  3. PeteG45

    PeteG45 Strat-O-Master

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    Two and a half years and no problems yet. Great guitar, tough color choice.
     
  4. valor19

    valor19 Strat-O-Master

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    Wow, you guys replied so quickly! I posted the same thing on the official Fender forum and have yet to get a reply. Totally awesome and i'm going to order a daphne blue Squier Deluxe this week.


    P.S. I was tempted by the white deluxe but my affinity it replaces is white. So, I needed a variation in color.
     
  5. Mr Rothery

    Mr Rothery Strat-Talker

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    Yeah I don't think it's a big issue. Your new guitar will look great as long as you look after it. My Deluxe is only a couple of weeks old, but I have another soft wood guitar that looks new after 12 years.
     
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    I had a Squier 51 for six years and that was basswood and never had any problems with it being soft.
     
  7. valor19

    valor19 Strat-O-Master

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    Well, you guys certainly made me feel better about my purchase and took away my worries. I am getting that guitar, a new guitar cable, a guitar stand, and some new picks this weekend. I'll post pics in the Squier Deluxe thread when it arrives. I am totally freaking out with excitement and can't wait to play it!
     
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