Hello from San Diego, Ca.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jeffh, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. jeffh

    jeffh Squier Talker

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    Hey all
    I’m new here. Just picked up a Squier Strat today. I bought it used from OfferUp for $70. I have no idea of which Squier it is. Once I figure that out I can start on modifications.
    The wealth of information on this site is amazing!
    Thanks
     
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  2. Eddie

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    Welcome. Post a picture.
     
  3. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    Welcome in @jeffh , thanks for joining us. If you post some pics there are a some guys here that will tell you everything you need to know about your guitar...
     
  4. jeffh

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    Thanks for the welcome guys! I took a bunch of pics. Should I post them in this thread or start a new one?
     
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  5. Eddie

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    Post them here.
     
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  6. jeffh

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    Sure! These pics are my main concern. No serial number on the headstock or engraved on the neck plate, the unusual string tree, and the tuners. It looks like the tuners have been changed because there appears to be filled holes next to them. It also looks like there might have been two string trees and one was removed and the hole filled. 2463F24A-46FF-4071-B9C6-904CC4318890.jpeg CCB96E8D-C742-4D33-A31A-BADDF8B72A32.jpeg 6322D230-F8BE-4232-965A-0A9442A64D34.jpeg E7605F56-C686-4259-9C13-E8CA9A83524C.jpeg 6A4A3A52-3392-4409-A377-0E6B5FC18718.jpeg
     
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  7. jeffh

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    It looks like the body is full thickness.
     

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  8. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-holic

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    Welcome to the forum. NY here. Nice Squier. Nice price.
     
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  10. jeffh

    jeffh Squier Talker

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    Thanks!
     
  11. jeffh

    jeffh Squier Talker

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    How’s it going?
     
  12. blackspider57

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    Welcome!!
    My uneducated guess would be an SE model?
    Long ago and far away my early childhood was in Cardiff by the sea to the north of you.
     
  13. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Welcome to Squier Talk - previous owner installed USA 2 pin tuners and re installed the original ones to sell it. Looks like a SE CAE type - skunk stripe and plain plastics - nice !
     
  14. jeffh

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    Thanks! Cardiff is a nice town. I don’t get up there enough.
     
  15. jeffh

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    Thanks for the info. It has a 3 ply pick guard as well. I’m guessing its was an upgrade. Part of it is warped and one of the screws pulled out so it will get changed out. I’m not sure about the electronics yet. I’ll have a look at them when I change the strings.
     
  16. Guitar Cat

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    Hey Jeffman, welcome. San Diego, a beautiful sunny locale.
    Enjoy playing your Squier!
     
  17. jeffh

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    Thanks, I sure will.
     
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  18. A Squier "Strat Pack" SE. These where sold in packs with a small Squier 10 amp and all the accessories. The tuners where changed at some point, but changed back to the stock tuners seen in your pics. The string tree is not stock … a Fender USA issue. It did have two "wing" type string trees originally. This would have had a CAE serial number sticker which was applied to the back of the headstock. Often these where either removed or fell off over time. By far the most common color combo … black body, white pickguard. These date from 2000 to 2003 build years. Prices vary from as low as $25 at garage sales to $125 on the extreme end. Lately prices in some areas have seen people asking more. Whether or not those prices are actually being paid, I can't say. A great modding platform. I've done six of them.
    Welcome & cheers, Barrie.
     
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  19. jeffh

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    Thanks for the welcome and for the information. It’s much appreciated.
     
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  20. cool gouhl

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    Welcome to the forum. Always room for another strat lover here.
     
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