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Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by bugo, Jan 18, 2012.
The Custom Shop takes special orders. Would they put the Squier logo on if you asked them to?
Ha, ha...thats a good question.
Yeah it'd be fun to have them make a Fantastic Strat or Tele with a Squier decal and see how many people tell you it's pretty good but not as good as a "real Fender".
I've wondered that too....
One way to find out would be to build a top-notch partscaster out of all top-of-the-line parts like Warmoth body and neck... then put a fake Squier decal on it and see what people's reactions to it are... I bet you could catch some cork-sniffing label snobs...
That sounds like an awesome idea!
I guarantee there would be quite a few.... That'd make a good hidden camera segment.
It reminds me of this Penn and Teller's Bullsh!* episode where they tricked some patrons at an upscale restaurant into rating some fancy bottled waters and it was all municipal tap water. It's funny to hear their varying evaluations of what was all the same water.
The scene starts around the 5 minute mark.
Other than the aforementioned attempts to see what reaction you'd get I can't find a reason for putting a decal from a guitar that sells for $380 max on a similar CS Tele that you'd pay upwards of $4k for.
I could probably do that with my Nocaster and I imagine the responses would be wow, that's the best playing CV BSB I ever played. Anyone who has ever played a CS Tele could tell the difference between the two pretty quickly but that's not to say that Squier CV's aren't very good guitars but they aren't on par with CS models.
Besides you'd have to go to all that trouble of scraping off one decal and replacing it with the correct one. The CS models are also branded with a CS logo on the back of the headstock.
A few of us forum members have "crafted" our own CS models out of our Squiers...
This is the headstock on my "CS Deluxe" ...
That's a super nice headstock streetrod
But it wouldn't be a real Squier. I want one built by Fender. That would be so cool, a custom shop Squier. Built to the same specs (24.75" scale, etc) of my ST-331. But with red Lace Sensors in an HSS configuration. That is the guitar I'd play live if I ever got in a big band. I don't see why Fender wouldn't put the Squier logo on a Custom Shop guitar since they own the brand. Money talks.
Because it would be extremely cool, and one of a kind. I like the idea of owning a completely unique guitar. The idea of having a guitar that NOBODY has. And if somebody turned their nose up at the Squier logo, I could show them the CS logo on the back and watch their jaw drop.
I think Streetrod has the right idea!
It's a good idea, and nearly identical to what I want, but I want an authentic Fender/Squier, made by Fender in California. Just replace "Made in Japan" on my Squier to "Made in USA" and the headstock would otherwise be the same except for the Custom Shop logo on the back.
Haha. That is a good idea. I would do it.
It would be a neat social experiment.
StreetRod that is some nice custom decal work. Thumbs up!
Like with any guitar there are lemons and there are gems. Regardless what name is on the head stock, or how it was build.
Not everything that comes out of the FCS is all that great, trust me I know.
I need me one of those custom shop decals,,who has em?
You would get that reaction from some and from others you would get, too bad your guitar is a POS, you should get a real Fender. See bottled water video.
Squier is a real Fender and closer in spirit to Leo's original design than the $3000 guitars that come out of Corona.
You nailed that sir.
Not disagreeing with that but if you put a Fender label on a POS and a Squier label on a Custom Shop you will still run into guitarists that will tell you the Squier is a POS fake Fender and the Fender is one of the best axes they ever played. It's the same reason people buy a pair of $100 Jeans and tell you how much better they are than your $18 pair. Marketing, not quality rules the World nowadays.