from junk to treasure bullet STRAT

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by telebug655, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. telebug655

    telebug655 Squier-Meister

    Age:
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    Jan 7, 2017
    delawere county pa.
    i scoured Craig's list and found a OLD 2002 SQUIER BULLET STRAT for $20 as a fun project .this thing was a total mess missing saddles and broken tuners every thing on it was loose or broken not to say it had about a mountain of dirt and dust ,grime.i handled it with gloves it was so dirty.but after some initial cleaning i checked the neck and it was good to go with some adjustments .i broke it all down cleaned leveled and crowned and polish i put a aged cream loaded Alnico v pick guard from amazon for $35 i had a old set of fender standard tuners laying in a parts box and a old hard tail bridge .did a great setup and it is now a rock machine .it was so much fun to do i played it for hours action is low and it plays fast.
     

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  2. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Age:
    50
    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    Nice job! It’s always fun bringing old guitars back to life!
     
  3. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-Meister Gold Supporting Member

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    Scotland
  4. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    52
    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia
    I had flipped an old hard tail one of these years ago, I remember the neck was actually very very nice , the body kinda thin
     
  5. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-holic

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    Feb 14, 2019
    30808
    Congrats ... I bet that was a fun project :) I love the part of a rebuild when you plug one up for the first time and get to hear her sing.
     
  6. spyhawk36

    spyhawk36 Squier-Meister

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    Sep 23, 2011
    Detroit
    I have been thinking of buying that $35 Alnico V loaded pick guard for a Squier Affinity Strat I have had for years. How does it sound?
     
  7. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Supporting Member

    Those are becoming my favorite bodies... nice and light.
     
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  8. Shine

    Shine Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2016
    West Coast Landia
    Yeah, those little things are quite the sleepers!

    Congrats.:)
     
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  9. lost sailor

    lost sailor Squier-Meister

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    Oct 7, 2013
    Wolf 359
    That's great.....it is always fun to bring back to life a neglected guitar.
    Even more when you find it is a great player too.
     
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  10. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-holic

    Age:
    55
    Nov 20, 2017
    Hudson Valley, NY
    That came out really good! Any before pics so we van really appreciate the work? My favorite projects are abused guitars brought back to a very nice life
     
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  11. telebug655

    telebug655 Squier-Meister

    Age:
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    119
    Jan 7, 2017
    delawere county pa.
    get one you will not be disappointed
     
  12. telebug655

    telebug655 Squier-Meister

    Age:
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    119
    Jan 7, 2017
    delawere county pa.
    i only took a few there in my computer some were i hit the wrong application now i cant find them
     
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