Help identify this squier? No other markings anywhere.

AxelMorisson

Squier-holic
Nov 15, 2021
1,317
Fagaras, Romania
what would I do? Well I would fix it, clean it really nice... and give it a good setup. Then play the heck out of it and decide if I like it. If so, next to the other 30 it would go. If not, I would try and find someone to love it for me... But in this particular case I'd say it's a keeper. You know, YMMV.... if you're just starting out, one of the most interesting things you can do now that the pandemics is all but over, you can go to a well supplied guitar store and try as many as the guys will let you. Not to buy -yet - but to understand what you do like. It's a bit like gaming mice, running shoes or custom seats for your sport car- there are things that look really really sweet but in practice aren't and a lot of understated things or odd ones that you would never... and still if you do try, you find a perfect fit.
Likes and dislikes can change of course as you see/hear more things but you can rest easy that most Squiers are modeled after famous designs that are what, 80 years now? Of course guitarists tend to be a traditionalist bunch, but if something is truly awful it does not hang around for 80 years , right?
 

the_dude

Squier-Nut
Feb 17, 2021
757
Japan
Interesting... it shares some of the similarities to my son's Squire from 2002 which appears to be an 'Asia only' model. The pickups and switch are the same but the routes are not the same (my son's has a mini swimming pool route for the middle and bridge positions).

Neck is similar as well, but my son's has a small headstock with a gold decal (logo).

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AxelMorisson

Squier-holic
Nov 15, 2021
1,317
Fagaras, Romania
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Interesting... it shares some of the similarities to my son's Squire from 2002 which appears to be an 'Asia only' model. The pickups and switch are the same but the routes are not the same (my son's has a mini swimming pool route for the middle and bridge positions).

Neck is similar as well, but my son's has a small headstock with a gold decal (logo).

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Yup those pickups, and the switch are typical for early production Squires. As the investigation unfurled, these "promo" models were issued sometime around 2006-2007 for a NAMM show as "demo guitars"- I suspect not as a "demo for guitars" but some sort of "simple standard guitars, every amp manufacturer should get one to allow customers to compare apples to apples" . I mean when every amp mfg can chose what guitar they demo with, maybe they play on known strengths.. a top shelf guitar will sound better on any amp than a beginner model- so some could "cheat" this way. But with anyone having the same guitar....

Sure they are all nice playing guitars too and light bodied, no complications... a bit like today's bullets! I have a large selection of guitars, cheap and expensive, brand names and clones- and I found a lot of good ones from both categories. I always like a bullet!
 

AxelMorisson

Squier-holic
Nov 15, 2021
1,317
Fagaras, Romania
Found another link and a letter from fender is in a reply that is interesting.
Loving this website šŸ˜
Yup, mystery solved . Good work, Detective! Now... it is clear that you have at least a very interesting guitar. Plays well, looks well..you know what you have to do- fix that saddle, put a set of nice strings on it. Look on youtube or ask around how to do a setup- it's not that complicated, not rocket science by far- but the results are comparable. A good setup can make any guitar feel and work like a professional tool-ready for recording, live concerts or some good ol' home studio fun. Get a stand, don't put it away in a case or gigbag. Have it handy at all times, whenever you sit down you'll see it and get the urge to grab it.. have a small practice amp or an interface or whatever you like close by at all times too. I keep one of mine plugged in at all times next to the pc...
 

Walnutbear

Squier Talker
Mar 21, 2023
37
Pennsylvania
I swear, the nicest people are guitar people! Respect and trust is in the air!
Thanks again for all of your time and knowledge!
Now back to some cords for me.
 
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