Squire M-80,,,Who knew?

Discussion in 'Other Squiers' started by porchpicker, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. porchpicker

    porchpicker Squier Talker

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    I've been around a while on the guitar scene, that is. Somehow I missed these when they came about. Well happy NGD to me, lol. Got it on a trade because he said he had a squire to trade and i do love a squire. When I seen it I was puzzled. Now I am still puzzled but very happy too. Let see, a 24.75" scale, ergo and lightweight, two splittable humbuckers, good hardware, cool neck inlays, and its a Squire to boot. The neck is a tiny bit on the chunky LP side of things and it is a smooth player. I rewired the tone controls for a spin-o-split configuration and it sounds very good to my ears all the way thru the range. I probably will never see another for sell but if i do, its gonna be riding home with me. Good tidings to all and feel free to leave questions or comments.

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  2. squierTony

    squierTony Squier-holic

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  3. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-holic

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    Definitely very nice. :)
     
  4. porchpicker

    porchpicker Squier Talker

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    Thanks Tony and Eddie. I really like it alot. I have been wanting to add a gibby scale guitar to the mix for a while just for a change of pace from the tele's and strat's but I dont mix well with the LP body style. This is a great alternative for me so far.
     
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  5. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-Nut

    This looks like a great "no nonsense", gig worthy axe to me.
     
  6. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    Hello and Welcome! Nice guitar!
     
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  7. squierTony

    squierTony Squier-holic

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    That one looks like the master series. Does it have a set neck?
     
  8. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Squier-Meister

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    I think they had bolt on necks but 24.75" scale ?
     
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  9. squierTony

    squierTony Squier-holic

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    They had the Master Series and the normal bolt neck line. The Master Series had the set neck with block inlays and Duncan Design pickups. Both were 24.75 inch scale I
    believe.
     
  10. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Squier-Meister

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    I've never seen one I guess. I did play one with a bolt on neck though but the Humbuckers were uncovered.
     
  11. MrSinister

    MrSinister Squier-Meister

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    Nice... and I guess kinda rare. Split coil capability is great for gigs... why bring a Humbucker guitar AND a Strat when all ya gotta do is hit the coil tap! I guess its named after the small explosive M-80?
     
  12. Stratlover84

    Stratlover84 Squier-Meister

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    :eek: Amazing how you go on without a clue about certain things existing! Such is the case here... a HNGD to you and a Happy Discovery Moment for me as well!

    Curious to know how they sound... will proceed to investigate youtube and research as to quench an inquisitive mind :D
     
  13. porchpicker

    porchpicker Squier Talker

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    This one has a set neck. I have read that there were versions that had a bolt on as well. The pickups sounds pretty good as they are to me. After I deleted the tone controls and set them up for variable split then, wow. You can get full humbucker to single coil sound and anywhere in between. It almost feels like cheating :)
     
  14. Axe Cop

    Axe Cop Squier-Meister

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    I didn't know these were even a thing. I like it!
     
  15. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-Meister

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  16. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    My buddy at work has two. He says they are his favorite of his many (never tells me how many he has.....he just kinda tells me about them randomly when we talk).
    That one there looks outstanding! Enjoy.
     
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  17. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    Jan 26, 2015
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    HNGD! Beautiful guitar with an unusual body shape. Play it and enjoy.
     
  18. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-holic

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    Apparently all these dudes knew. Know
     
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  19. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    I'm going to see if I can reshape one of my First Act "Gumby" head stocks to resemble the M-80 design. Of course, it is an angled head stock and not straight(ish) string pull like the M-80, but should still look better than the FA ones.
     
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