>now they cost $600, I paid $300 for pic related with a case
>hold resale value very well for years
>neck pick up has that bell chime you can't find anywhere else
>5 way switch for maximum options
>timeless design that is synonymous with electric guitar
>Mexican version 50% of price of American instruments and are nearly as high quality
Where else can you get more all said and for the price?
Absolutely not, I own a Fender Blacktop MIM HH configuration. Gigged to death, my favorite tone, and that's having played some vintage les pauls.
Nothing will ever compare to the neck feel of a genuine Fender Stratocaster, MIM or otherwise.
I picked up a 1960 tribute les paul epiphone for $300, so yeah. you have to look hard to find one for that price though
This seems like a good thread for this, I bought a guitar + amp off craigslist for $150.
The neck of the guitar says its a fender stratocaster standard, but it's got 2 humbuckers and a 3 position switch instead of 3 single coils and a 5 position switch like I see all over the internet. Have I been ripped off?
Yup, 300 for the whole deal, here's the case.
What do you want a pick of? Here's the pick-ups. Honestly I think it sounds fine, only a little buzzing on the low E string (I'm guessing the action is too low, I should bring it to a shop to get it checked out). But it's literally my first guitar so what do I know.
Thanks for helping anons
That's a squier which is fenders entry level subsidiary. They are decent guitars and you paid a fair price.
It looks like you got one which someone had used for a project, which is really common with squiers. I actually have one of the same model you do and used it to mod the guitar and work on it.
Basically you didn't get ripped off at all but it wasn't a super sweet deal either.
That's cool I was just curious about the different pick-ups.
Any advice on how to stop the buzzing on my E string? The bridge has screws I can turn to adjust the height of the string, that seems to me like a good way to do it but I'm not sure. I checked the neck and it looks straight and not bent back in any way.
You could look up online tutorials on how to adjust action (height of strings) and other set up issue, but if you're completely new to this it would probably be a good idea to take it to a professional, or if you've got a friend that knows what they're doing.
Honestly with some squiers it is unavoidable.
But, of you want to go thru the paces, here are the steps for excellent action.
1. Adjust the truss rod to the proper neck relief
2. Sand the nut if necessary (this is actually easy to do and a new nut is only $10 despite being one of the best upgrades you can make)
3. Adjust the bridge saddles and trem if necessary
4. Set intonation.