Why is this Bullet Strat worth so much

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by TimTheViking, Nov 6, 2019 at 11:10 AM.

  1. TimTheViking

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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Because it's made in Japan from the 1980s - this is not anything like your modern day Bullet Strat....Fender Japan stuff is some of the best Fender products ever produced.....quality was through the roof....

    it was not a low end beginner type guitar.....

    The necks are AMAZING....great pickups, great body, fretwork etc.....
     
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  3. brians

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    I don't even really like it.

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  4. Best1989

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    Yeah, those pups covers are making me sick. It may be a good player, though.
     
  5. brians

    brians Squier-Nut

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    Yes, that's exactly right, I couldn't put my finger on why it looks off

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  6. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-Nut

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    It looks like a mini or something, only two knobs and the output jack is not the normal Strat style but like a P-Bass. But it has 21 frets. The proportions seem off to my eyes.
     
  7. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    It's funny... we're so used to seeing the poles that without them it looks like Little Orphan Annie.

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  8. Guitarmageddon

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  9. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier Talker

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    So my Japanese Telecaster from 1995 may be worth some bucks.
     
  10. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    depending on the model 300-500 or a bit more - if it's Squier branded, or a vintage type of 'reissue' with Fender branding.....got pics?

    90s Fender Japan stuff is not nearly touted / sought after as the 80s stuff....
     
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  11. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier Talker

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    Its a Fender Telecaster not a Squier.
    I'll take some pics in a few min.

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    Last edited: Nov 6, 2019 at 11:42 AM
  12. mrriggs

    mrriggs Squier-Meister

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    Despite being a Strat-ish shape, the bodies are smaller than a Strat.
     
  13. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    The bodies on these Squier 1 or Bullet 1 guitars (and this goes for the Korean ones too) are 7/8th size. However the neck is full scale/size. I currently own 2 of the MIK version, and they are by far my favorite strat.
     
  14. Angry Possum

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    Front of the MIJ Tele. I may eventually dissasemble it, fix the dings etc on the body, and paint it Fiesta Red.
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  15. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier Talker

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    I may get a mini strat down the road.
     
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  16. -r3-

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  17. Guitarmageddon

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  18. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-Nut

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    There's a HSC in the background. My wife would shoot me if I bought it.
     
  19. Guitarmageddon

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  20. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    It is a Bullet S-3 hard tail.
    http://squierwiki.com/SQ-Bullet-S-3

    It will sell for more than the current price. It is an SQ model, although that is not spelled out like it would be if a knowlegable private seller was listing it. After the JV models, few of which are found in USA, the SQs are the next most valuable. And it comes with an original case, which is smaller than the Fender model.

    It has other unique features besides the pickup covers. The hard tail bridge is the early "keyhole" design, which has holes for the string ends and a narrow grove routed under the bridge.

    I think $400 or more is possible.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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