Is this an SE?

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by Michael7, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Michael7

    Michael7 Dr. Squier Gold Supporting Member

  2. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

  3. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    Sorry, followed the link. It has the black logo so I think it might be.
  4. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    It's most likely a mid '90s MIK with a ply body. SE's didn't have trapezoid tuners like the ones in the ad. The serial number is probably stamped on the neck plate.
  5. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-holic

    Feb 14, 2019
    Based on the body color I'd say no. The neck looks like it could be from an SE.

    Edit - I'm gonna change up. I don't think the neck is from an SE. The inlays at the 12th are too wide apart.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2021
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  6. Shine

    Shine Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2016
    West Coast Landia
    Those look like MIK tuners to me too. I also don't think SEs have the truss rod plug in the head stock.

    It seems to have a sticker fading just below the bridge.

    Maybe worth checking out.
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  7. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    Definitely not an SE neck and probably not the body either. SE necks don’t have a plastic insert for the truss rod adjustment and the 12th fret dot are too far apart. The body is the wrong color and wrong pickguard. Both of those could have been changed though. My guess is an Affinity or Bullet. Did the MIK guitars have the plastic insert? I don’t know much about those.
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  8. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
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  9. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 Squier-Meister

    Aug 18, 2020
    Rhode Island
    I have a VN5

    I love it, but I made a lot of upgrades. It’s a thin plywood body with a fantastic neck. Gets more action now than any of my 10 electric guitars.

    I created a thread last year to ask questions and chart my journey / upgrades. I want to build another but I wouldn’t pay $150, mine was $50. Never seen a white one either only red and black so this is a interesting post.

    Keep us updated.
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