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"unique" Fender Squier

stevechilders

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Picked this Squier up at a local pawn shop about a month ago... might be one of the best guitar deals I have every come across... whoever sold it to the pawnshop was either pretty good at fretwork & setups or paid someone a pretty penny to do the work. for some reason they took the trouble to remove the squier decal from the front of the headstock and put a fender strat on, I guess from a distance maybe you could fool someone? It is one of the Simon Neil models... plays really well, is light, resonant unplugged... everything you look for in a strat... + cheap... now I think I understand where Jack Pearson is coming from...

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JJ Jones

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Those a good guitars! I had one a few years ago. Sold it to make room for a 1984 Fiesta Red JV Squier
 

Sugarcane

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I don't understand why people do such things as sanding down decals from "lesser" guitars to put "Fender" or "Gibson" instead.

It will only piss off people who actually know something about guitars.

First, because these guitars can be GOOD for what they are, they don't need this. Terje Rypdal, Matt Marshak and many other pros played and still play Squiers and Epiphones, just fine. These guitars deserve their place. Hell, I myself gigged with Epis for a while.

Second, because any fool who has had a Fender or Gibson in his hands can tell the difference.

You got a VERY nice guitar there, the only thing I pity is that the headstock ain't original.

I myself have a rare early 90s Fender made in Brazil (yes, there was a series made in Brazil and Mexico, discontinued in 1995) and I'm glad mine still has all the decals, including the "made in brazil" on the headstock. But many dumb@$$es sanded them down to make the guitar look American.

Congrats!
 

stevechilders

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I don't understand why people do such things as sanding down decals from "lesser" guitars to put "Fender" or "Gibson" instead.

It will only piss off people who actually know something about guitars.

First, because these guitars can be GOOD for what they are, they don't need this. Terje Rypdal, Matt Marshak and many other pros played and still play Squiers and Epiphones, just fine. These guitars deserve their place. Hell, I myself gigged with Epis for a while.

Second, because any fool who has had a Fender or Gibson in his hands can tell the difference.

You got a VERY nice guitar there, the only thing I pity is that the headstock ain't original.

I myself have a rare early 90s Fender made in Brazil (yes, there was a series made in Brazil and Mexico, discontinued in 1995) and I'm glad mine still has all the decals, including the "made in brazil" on the headstock. But many dumb@$$es sanded them down to make the guitar look American.

Congrats!

I agree with you... The thing that I find most interesting is that someone spent more on the labor to do the decal and set up than what was probably the original asking price... my gain I suppose..

I did not know that Fender had a run of Brazilian made guitars... that would be cool to have in the collection!

here is my favorite squier player ( joined by lpf member Greg Martin) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpHMOs2Eg5Y
 

Sugarcane

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Yes, the Brazilian run was made between 1993 and 1995, along with the Mexican ones. They were made under licence by a major Brazilian instrument company, and Fender employees came regularly from the US to inspect the guitars before they were sold.

The series was called Southern Cross.

Here's a couple of pics of mine:

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I told the whole story of that series here: http://www.thefenderforum.com/forum...-and-quite-an-interesting-one-for-Fender-fans
 

stevechilders

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I'm curious- what did Jack Pearson say? :hmm

The squier he is playing in that video has been his main gigging guitar for a while now ( I think he used it for the whole Gregg Allman tribute show). I read somewhere that people were asking him why he was playing such a cheap guitar (the inference of course is: "Jack your one of the best players in the world shouldn't you be playing an expensive "better" guitar?). He claims it is one of the best sounding guitars he's ever had & as long as it sounds good he doesn't care how much or little it costs... I'll try to find the video clip....


here is another Jack clip with the squier along with another lpf member JD Simo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVJePFwCjDI
 
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