Anyone know anything about this Archer acoustic/electric bass?

Discussion in 'The Squier Bass Place' started by Oldguitarguy, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-holic

    Mar 2, 2019
    Nj
    Anyone know anything about this Archer acoustic/electric bass? The model is A -10CEN and was made in Wisconsin. It’s heavy and seems to have good bones. 34” scale. Can anyone tell me more about these guitars - reputation etc? The bridge looks like it was glued down as part of a repair. Does anyone know if the screw/bolt in the bridge is original or part of the repair? New light strings on order.

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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Sep 27, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    They were designed and tested in the USA, but built in Asia.....I'm googling and finding some info....
     
  3. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-holic

    Mar 2, 2019
    Nj
    I looked all around the net and could not find anything referring to this guitar. Some vague references to Archer guitars, but complete absence of anything about this model or anything close. Cleaned up nicely. Strings coming this week. Bridge looks secure, but the test will come when I bring new strings to tune.
     
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  4. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-holic

    Mar 2, 2019
    Nj
    Just put on some new light strings, and set up the acoustic bass. Got the action surprisingly low without buzz. Very happy with this guitar.

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  5. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

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    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    I have an Archer Thinline Tele with P90s. It's a really good guitar for the money.

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  6. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-holic

    Mar 2, 2019
    Nj
    Good looking guitar. How’s it sound with the P90’s?
     
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  7. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

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    Aug 23, 2019
    Texas
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  8. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-holic

    Mar 2, 2019
    Nj
  9. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

    Age:
    50
    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    The original pickups were weak and muddy. I replaced them with a set from an Epi ‘56 reissue LP and it came alive.
     
  10. Big tuna

    Big tuna Dr. Squier

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    That is a nice looking guitar. My guts gotten so big these last 5 years i wouldn't be able to see what my hands were doing playing an acoustic bass! enjoy it man.
     
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