NGD: Indonesian Squier Strat

Discussion in 'Other Squiers' started by craigs63, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. craigs63

    craigs63 Squier Talker

    7
    Jul 2, 2011
    Naperville, IL
    Flea market score today - $20 with Fender gig bag. I successfully removed the stickers and most of the marker writing. Action is a little high but I'll wait for the strings to get stretched more (or, take up the slide). Needs a strap button and a whammy bar. The nut width might be a little narrow for me, we'll see.
    I'd picked up a JV Strat at the same flea market several years ago, always hoping to recreate that moment.

     
  2. Big tuna

    Big tuna Squier-holic

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    Nice buy! Enjoy.
     
  3. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    Looks like a great deal to me. Enjoy it.
     
  4. craigs63

    craigs63 Squier Talker

    7
    Jul 2, 2011
    Naperville, IL
    I worked on it a little tonight, got the neck pretty close to 0.010" relief, about 5/64" string height at the 12th fret. Intonation is in the ballpark (strings are still stretchy too). I might have to take the low E and G saddle springs out and cut them to get a little extra scale length.

    The fretboard is fine (it's about a 10" radius, does that sound right?), no high frets or ends poking out that I noticed. I need to visit my local store and scrounge up a strap button and whammy bar. I had the pickguard off to clean things, it looks like the humbucker isn't wired with a 4 conductor cable, so I will probably live without a coil-tap option (although position 4 sounds like 2 single coils "in between" sound to me?). I didn't pay attention to recommended pickup height, just got them all to be about the same volume for now.

    https://support.fender.com/hc/en-us...-do-I-set-up-my-Stratocaster-guitar-properly-
     
  5. duggerh

    duggerh Squier-Meister

    163
    Jun 1, 2018
    Pacific Northwest
  6. Taurus

    Taurus Squier-Meister

    Age:
    24
    391
    Sep 8, 2018
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Awesome deal :) enjoy the guitar
     
  7. squierbilly

    squierbilly Squier-holic

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    20.??.. For a gig bag!.. And it comes with a free guitar!.. I've spent more on pizza.. I'd much rather have a guitar than pizza.. Or a gig bag.. :D
     
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  8. craigs63

    craigs63 Squier Talker

    7
    Jul 2, 2011
    Naperville, IL
    I'll probably sell it eventually, I need to play the JV more (and a few other guitars). I wonder why they made the neck so narrow on these?
     
  9. craigs63

    craigs63 Squier Talker

    7
    Jul 2, 2011
    Naperville, IL
    Just invested $5 in a strap button (upper horn is missing one) and a whammy bar. Strats without whammy bars aren't as cool. Staying in tune is overrated.
     
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  10. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Age:
    60
    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    You should ask for little things like strap buttons. I have a bunch and would have sent you one. Next time. :)
     
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  11. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

    Age:
    49
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    My parts pile is getting deep also. I don't know what I have and don't have anymore. ha ha
     
  12. aoresteen

    aoresteen Squier-Nut

    659
    Oct 31, 2011
    Newnan, GA
    Ditto. I replace all mine with Schaller strap locks and I have a drawer full of the old ones.
     
  13. Protone

    Protone Squier Talker

    Age:
    60
    30
    Sep 4, 2015
    Louisville
    Sweet looking guitar. Nice pickup