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What is the difference between a Fender Strat and a Squier Strat?

What is the difference between a Fender Strat and a Squier Strat?

On the surface, they look very similar so understandably, something we often get asked is ‘what is the difference between Squier and Fender? ‘ To put it simply, Squier offer budget versions of Fender guitars. Squier was acquired by Fender in 1965 and started producing cheaper Strats, Teles and more in the 80s.

Is Squier Affinity strat good?

The Squier Affinity Stratocaster is incredibly popular due to its low price and good quality build. I’ve seen a lot of Affinity Strats over the years and while I noticed inconsistent build quality in Bullets, the Affinity Strats were more consistent.

Is Squier a cheap Fender?

In a nutshell, Squier makes more affordable versions of Fender’s biggest-selling models, though they do also have their own lines and models. They’re made in the Far East and most of them are made using cheaper components.

Why are Fender Squiers so cheap?

The number one reason which makes Squier much cheaper than Fender is the labor and manufacturing cost. By having Squiers manufactured in Indonesia or China where the currency rate is extremely low, they are able to produce guitars at much lower cost.

What pickups are in a Squier Strat?

Squier Bullet Stratocaster HT HSS It has exactly the same features as the Bullet Stratocaster but for the pickup configuration. As its name suggests, instead of having three single-coil pickups, it has a humbucker bridge pickup plus single-coil neck and middle pickups.

What kind of wood are Squier Strats made of?

It’s most likely to be poplar. Poplar is probably my favorite wood for strat style guitars because it’s got all the dynamics of alder with more top end and more sustain.

Should I upgrade my Squier Strat?

Worthwhile upgrade on a Squier Affinity Strat I would recommend putting money you might put into upgraded pickup options, into a new guitar. The money would be better spent on a higher end guitar. If you’re serious enough to consider the upgrade, you might also be serious enough for a bigger type of upgrade!

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