Strat SS pack, short scale Strat

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  1. paulnb57

    paulnb57 Squier-Meister

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    Has anyone tried one of these short scale, hardtail Strats, disappointing that they only come in a pack with an amp etc...I messaged Fender UK and they wont sell me just the guitar, shame, as I'm really into 24" scale...
    Anyone got one, tried one, how do they sound, feel, build quality?
    I may have to buy a pack and throw the rest away!....
     
  2. 4seven3

    4seven3 Squier Talker

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    I feel ya! I love the feel of my PRS 245 and have been thinking of doing a short scale neck from Warmoth on my MIM Strat with a 12 or 14in radius!
     
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  3. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-holic

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    Yr talking about the 22.75” scale right? Popular here for undiscerning kids & their parents. You may be unsatisfied w pickups and tuners. I’d rather seek out a proper shortscale—one that’s made for players
     
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  4. oldtimer

    oldtimer Squier-Nut

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    I haven't seen inside the SS (24" scale) Strat pack, but it's in stock locally and I may ask to have a look at it. I just LOVE short scale guitars, but for me that really means less than 24".

    The Squier Mini (22.75" scale) Strat is also in stock locally as guitar only. That's the V2 version with the new edge jack socket like the SS. I much prefer the first version. That was a serious short scale guitar.

    IMO, Fender have got it the wrong way around. The new Mini should be in a pack and the SS Strat sold separately.
     
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  5. mikm

    mikm Dr. Squier

    Jun 4, 2012
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    I think the new Bullet Mustang is short scale. 24" 12" radius. It's getting good reviews. May be worth considering.
     
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  6. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

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    I tried one in person, thought it was cool.....wish they sold them separately too but that Frontman 10 is not a bad little amp....

    posted about it here a few months ago back in August...

    http://www.squier-talk.com/threads/new-squier-short-scale-packs-like-a-mini-but-bigger.125066/
     
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  7. paulnb57

    paulnb57 Squier-Meister

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    No, 24" scale

    Already have a Bullet Mustang...
     
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  8. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

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    Have a VM Mustang?

    Got mine last month, really nice guitar and fun to play!
     
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  9. paulnb57

    paulnb57 Squier-Meister

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    I already have three Mustangs!


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    I'm looking for a Strat vibe with 24" scale, I will probably mod a Mustang to a three pickup Strat style layout, with a bit of routing or a custom body and a custom scratchplate .....
     
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  10. paulnb57

    paulnb57 Squier-Meister

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    I had given up hope of getting one of the short scale Squier Strats, never even found one used, until todayI found a new one.........we are on holiday on the English/Welsh border and today we took a short trip to Monmouth to buy groceries, I Googled first to see if the was a local music shop and luckily there was, which desribed itself as a Squier main dealer. Anyroadup, while the boss was looking at fabric in one shop, I was bored rigid and decided to go and find the music shop. They had a couple of the short scale Strats and I tried one out, pretty much convinced myself to buy the complete pack, but spoke to the owner of the shop, telling him how I would love one, but the starter pack was unnessessary for me as I only meed the guitar, he said we sell the Amp anyway so Ill put it into stock if you want the rest of the pack, bit more negotiation and we agreed a price for the guitar only. So, now I am the proud owner of a New, Black, hardtail, 24" scale strat for less then the cost of the whole pack and also less than the custom Mustang body I had almost decided to pursue routed like a Strat........
    I really don't know how Squier do it for the money, very nice fit and finish, nice shape Rosewood neck, no sharp fret ends, I guess the elctrics are a bit low rent, but I have a Bare Knuckle Sinner with backplate, just begging to go into the bridge position and a couple of overwound Iron Gear single coils too, prob need a decent switch and pots eventually......
    I plan to respray the headstock black and apply a more classy decal, probably throw a set of locking tuners at it too eventually.........
    I'll take a photo or two later....
     
  11. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

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    Wow! You could never get a shop to do that here.....you lucky dog!

    I like the decal that's on there, wear it proudly :)
     
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  12. Spino

    Spino Squier Talker

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  13. paulnb57

    paulnb57 Squier-Meister

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  14. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-Nut

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    That 24" scale Strat, is it a full size body ?
     
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  15. paulnb57

    paulnb57 Squier-Meister

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    Don't know until I get home from holiday to compare...
     
  16. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

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    No, same size body as the Mini and not full thickness
     
  17. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-Nut

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    Ah thanks, makes it less interesting for me then.
     
  18. paulnb57

    paulnb57 Squier-Meister

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    A few photos, note smaller body/scratchplate one vol and one tone, access panel on the rear for the less usual jack socket....
    It is smaller than standard, although I don't have anything here to compare, but it does not feel at all toy like.

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