WHAT IS SQUIER BY FENDER?
Squier guitars and basses by Fender, are some of the most popular guitars sold online and in Australian guitar shops all over. There are a few reasons that make Squier guitars so attractive, aside from the huge range of guitars Squier make, with maple fingerboard and rosewood fingerboard options - Squier are also affordable instruments for beginning guitarists, intermediate and advanced guitarists looking to mod their guitars all the same. Even the most experienced players love Squier telecaster, Stratocaster, Mustang and Jazzmaster options for project guitars. Even the most basic Squier strat can be an awesome and fun project.
Another reason Squier guitars are extremely popular, is that they are based on the Fender name and solid body designs. Squier is owned by Fender, one of the largest guitar companies in the world, which is also key to keep production costs and overall guitar costs down, while still building one seriously beautiful guitar.
ARE SQUIER TELECASTER, STRATOCASTER AND OTHER AUSTRALIA MODELS ANY GOOD?
Absolutely! Fender makes Squier versions, that are affordable versions of the Fender Stratocaster, Jaguar, Telecaster, Jazzmaster, Precision Bass, Jazz Bass, all under the Squier brand. Squier puts these classic electric guitar designs in the hands of beginner musicians, with inexpensive guitars when many can't justify spending this kind of money on higher end Fender guitars. Squier guitars might cost less, but they're all based on proven and much loved Fender designs.
Squier quality control today is also leading in the budget-friendly electric guitar price bracket. Some highly experienced guitarists say Squier are the best affordable solid-body electric guitar deals in the world, with great colour options and combos like Maple Fingerboard - White Blonde Stratocasters and telecasters, a fav at the Coleman's guitar store in Melbourne CBD and Lynbrook.
If you're looking to buy Squier Stratocaster, buy Squier Telecaster, buy Squier Toronado, buy Squier Precision bass, buy Squier Super Sonic, buy Squier Jaguar, buy Squier Cabronita, buy Squier Jazzmaster or more, just get in touch with the Coleman's Melbourne music store in Melbourne CBD, Lynbrook and online!
ARE SQUIER GUITARS GOOD?
Some Squiers transcend their name, and in recent years, the Classic Vibe and Vintage Modified series of Squier guitars are recognised as great instruments and affordable options. On some forums, they are even compared to American models with their high levels of instrument craftsmanship and hardware like incredibly stable tuning pegs. Many musicians say that these models are on-par, or even better than Fender player series Mexican-made Fender guitars or those made in the Japanese market.
The '60s Classic Vibe Strat an classic vibe telecaster 50s and 60s, along with the 60s Jazz are all amazing instruments in their own right, being able to produce that classic rock sound with biting sounds and tone control that can make affordable guitars sound amazing. Although albeit, prices have hiked up in since Covid, but still great value quality guitars.
The Squier Contemporary Series are also great value, and even though the bullet Stratocaster and bullet telecaster are our biggest sellers, the affinity series Stratocaster electric guitar and telecaster are some of our favourites and many of these options are under $500, which is far from expensive guitars - the perfect starter guitars and modding dreams if you have a collection of guitars.
LOOKING TO BUY A SQUIER GUITAR IN MELBOURNE, BRISBANE, SYDNEY, HOBART OR AUSTRALIA?
The decision to buy a Squier over what some would call a real Fender, comparing a Squier to a Fender isn't exactly realistic, for example you will get ceramic pickups which is has a difference in tone, cheaper hardware although you'll still have adjustable bridge options, the overall quality is often tied to costs. Squier also have great acoustic guitars and options for beginner acoustic players, with special sound options with Squier acoustic pickups.
If you were to ask our Coleman's team, the Classic Vibe and Contemporary series are excellent options within the Squier brand, and worth a look in store for a veteran player who wants to expand their collection. There is lots to love with the Squier by Fender guitars, and if you decide to buy a Squier online be sure to call the Coleman's team in Melbourne CBD or Lynbrook.
WHAT ARE THE SQUIER ELECTRIC GUITAR AND BASS MODELS?
From modest beginnings, squier guitars began by making strings for stringed instruments, and in 1965, the Squier brand was purchased by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation to product an economical version of nearly all of Fender's original electric bass guitars, electric guitars and some acoustics.
ARE THE SQUIER CONTEMPORARY STRATOCASTER AND TELECASTER SERIES GOOD?
A Squier series are designed to off modern specs and unique hardware and pickup configurations that aren't found on other Fenders or Squiers. Higher output and even active pickups, new finishes, even floyd rose double-locking tremolos. The Squier contemporary series also have more comprehensive pickup switching options. These Squier contemporary series are awesome guitars for metalheads with high-output pickups for gainy amps, metal chugs and high-gain sizzling lead lines from any gauge guitar strings. These guitars also offer some sophisticated clean tones, making them cool guitars and in years to come, perhaps even rare.
The Contemporary Stratocaster HH is probably the most popular today with heavy guitarists, like Jim Root. With dual humbucking pickups on this Fender tele, that are noise-free, with pearl finishes, white, black and metallic red finishes. The Contemporary Telecaster HH: Produced in dark, metallic red or pearl white, this model features a maple neck and humbucker pickups. Models inlcude SQUIER Contemporary Jazzmaster, SQUIER Contemporary Stratocaster HH, SQUIER Contemporary Stratocaster Special, SQUIER Contemporary Telecaster RH, SQUIER Contemporary Jaguar HH , SQUIER Classic Vibe 70s Precision Bass , SQUIER Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT
ARE THE FENDER SQUIER CLASSIC VIBE SERIES TELECASTER AND STRATOCASTER GOOD?
Based on '50s, '60s and '70s vintage Fender designs, the Squier classic Vibe series of electric guitars and basses offer a true alternative to the higher-end vintage re-issued Fender-badged guitars. With double binding, colour matched headstocks, neck binding and more. The Squier Classic Vibe range also offer upgraded electronics like pickups and pots, and hardware such as vintage style tuning pegs, as well as superior build quality.
Fender squier stratocaster 50s classic vibe
the Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster and Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster are uniquely special with and inline quality wise with Japanese guitar brands and Japanese guitar factories and guitar production. The Classic Vibe Precision Bass is awesome too, with it's 70s black with maple neck and single-coil pickups.
The Classic Vibe ‘60s Mustang is special too. This is a 22-fret model featuring a stunning maple neck with Indian laurel - or the option of a rosewood fingerboard, with single-coil pickups.
Squier stratocaster 60s classic vibe and mustang
The Classic Vibe Mustang comes in a beautiful sonic blue, fiesta red and timeless vintage white. Classic Vibe Squiers are great guitars and an excellent alternative to Fender and the original Leo Fender designs. Models include: SQUIER Classic Vibe 70s Precision Bass , SQUIER Classic Vibe 60s Jazzmaster 3-Color Sunburst , SQUIER Classic Vibe Jaguar Bass Black , SQUIER Classic Vibe 70s Jazz Bass Natural , SQUIER Classic Vibe Jaguar Bass and more!
ARE THE SQUIER PARANORMAL GUITARS GOOD?
Reissues of cult favourites are always awesome, and at Coleman's music we love the unexpected spins the Squier paranormal series offers. With the return of favourites like the Fender Toronado, the Baritone and very cool offset telecasters, Squier paranormal series while pretty wacky to some, are extremely popular. Again, Squier do sometimes only do certain runs for limited times, so if you have your eye on a Squier paranormal series guitar, be sure to play and pick one up sooner than later. Models include SQUIER Paranormal Cabronita Telecaster Thinline , SQUIER Paranormal Toronado , SQUIER Paranormal Super Sonic
ARE THE SQUIER AFFINITY STRATOCASTER AND TELECASTER GOOD?
Referred to as a Squier's ‘student' model, on some forums dedicated telecaster players have rated squier affinity teles up there with the best. With a thinner body and nut width, they also suit smaller hands. With higher quality component when compared to the Bullet Series - the affinity strat, tele and jazz have a slightly higher price.
The core Squier affinity series models usually follow the original spec of the most popular Fender models, which includes the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass. However, with the affinity line there are also lined like the HSS Strat and Deluxe Telecaster, that comes with some sweet humbuckers. Some models tend to change each year, while some models have been long stayers and the perfect little $200-$500 guitars! Models include: SQUIER Affinity Series Telecaster , SQUIER Affinity Precision Bass , SQUIER Affinity Series Bronco Bass , SQUIER Affinity Series™ Jazz Bass , SQUIER Affinity Stratocaster
Are Squier guitars smaller?
Some models of Squier guitars are thinner than standard size Fender guitars, namely the Squier affinity Stratocaster and telecaster, which have slightly thinner nuts and body profiles, and are usually a tad lighter as they are designed for students.
ARE SQUIER BULLET STRATOCASTER AND TELECASTER GOOD?
The most affordable Squiers are the Bullet series. These entry level price guitars are ideal beginner models with hte Mustang, Telecaster and Stratocaster models. At this bullet price-point, you can expect that the materials, including the pickup sand and hardware are a lower quality, but bullet guitars tend to stay in-tune well.
And then there is the Mini Strat for even smaller hands. The Squier Mini Strat, with it's super short-scale neck is the perfect choice for ultra younger players, learning their first few chords and guitar technique. This mini strat features a super slim neck and laminated fingerboard. Models include: SQUIER Bullet Mustang HH Sonic Grey , SQUIER Bullet Stratocaster , SQUIER Bullet Telecaster , SQUIER Bullet Stratocaster HT , SQUIER Affinity Precision Bass
Squier products, soon after being bought by Fender back in 1975, reactivated the company in 1982. That's when Squier began manufacturing their affordable versions of Fender designs. If you're interested in a Fender Squier guitar or bass, be sure to get in touch with the team at Coleman's Music guitar store in Melbourne and Lynbrook.