NGD: Say hello to my new Squier Strat!

xtomx2000

Squier-Nut
Jun 7, 2014
528
Hamburg, Germany
Ok, so yesterday without warning GAS hit hard when I found this little gem on the German Craig’s list equivalent eBay-Kleinanzeigen. Seller wanted 100 EUR but I talked her down to 90.

So this looks like a Bullet Strat but with a few specific twists.

First - the color. Have you ever seen this color? And what would be it’s name?

Next - it has a maple board! I have never seen a Bullet with a maple board (except for the white mini I acquired before Christmas last year).

Also, the Squier logo is a gold logo! And the Pickups appear to be staggered, not what you would expect in a Bullet!

All in all she plays nice! She needs new strings. I will peek under the pickguard when I change them. She has the thinner body typical for a bullet and is really lightweight. I dig this :)

Anybody out there who can tell me a bit more about this particular model?

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Oldguitarguy

Squier-holic
Mar 2, 2019
2,068
Nj
Ok, so yesterday without warning GAS hit hard when I found this little gem on the German Craig’s list equivalent eBay-Kleinanzeigen. Seller wanted 100 EUR but I talked her down to 90.

So this looks like a Bullet Strat but with a few specific twists.

First - the color. Have you ever seen this color? And what would be it’s name?

Next - it has a maple board! I have never seen a Bullet with a maple board (except for the white mini I acquired before Christmas last year).

Also, the Squier logo is a gold logo! And the Pickups appear to be staggered, not what you would expect in a Bullet!

All in all she plays nice! She needs new strings. I will peek under the pickguard when I change them. She has the thinner body typical for a bullet and is really lightweight. I dig this :)

Anybody out there who can tell me a bit more about this particular model?

Pictures:
c40d56f7ba1b7765fd9c8e849159bd70.jpg
78b0c6fbb121a772adca1a4b8fb7840f.jpg
7ad7d84a44d783eeaf4130b0d5899eee.jpg
2720eb734c7397371b27813ef242b491.jpg
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Awesome color!
 

xtomx2000

Squier-Nut
Jun 7, 2014
528
Hamburg, Germany
And it has 21 frets - modern Bullets have 22 if I am not mistaken?

I could not wait - the strings were really old and rusty. I took them off and had a look under the guard.

Note the different shade of yellow were the guard used to be! It has aged nicely over the years.

CY 04 would be 2004. That is a 15 year old guitar!

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jefffam

Dr NC
Jan 26, 2015
8,891
Portland, TN
Great looking, neat guitar. Congratulations.

I don't think it's a Bullet. I've never seen a Bullet without the 'Bullet' prominently displayed, either right after Squier before Strat or Bullet all be itself or Bullet Series on older Yako guitars (and some Korean models).

Is it possible that someone sanded off the 'Affinity' right above the ball? It is also not common for Squiers to have the metal bottomed pickups. Not unheard of but not common. And of course, there's always the differences in European models from domestic.

Nice guitar what ever its pedigree. Any Yako built, especially the early ones, are a great find and superior workmanship.
 

xtomx2000

Squier-Nut
Jun 7, 2014
528
Hamburg, Germany
Thank you guys, when I saw her I went [emoji7]. And yes she is in great shape, a little dirty, must have spent all it’s life in storage... frets are 100%, and yes certainly I was the first one to ever open her. I will keep it as is though. It looks so nicely aged, no need to change anything, pickups sound great as well.

Put on a set of Power Slinky’s, adjusted truss rod and intonation. Done.

This is nowhere comparable with current low level Squiers. The neck feels very much like a Deluxe neck, quiet a chunk of wood you hold in your hands and rolled edges! This would also explain the gold logo...
I checked the headstock - it’s all original. There’s no trace of any rubbed off Affinity logos here.

What jewel! I got lucky at last [emoji16]
 

xtomx2000

Squier-Nut
Jun 7, 2014
528
Hamburg, Germany
I found that same picguard on my maple necked oddity!!
Mine is maybe a "promotional" product, ment for stores or displays? Idk not alot of real information.
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Does yours also have a 2/3 pool routing? If yes, then I think the body is really Affinity’ish, no?

But yours doesn’t have the gold logo.

Which serial is yours?
 

jefffam

Dr NC
Jan 26, 2015
8,891
Portland, TN
Congrats! Maybe it's an FSR for a chain.
@woolbrig is the man about historical Squiers! A lot of weight to what he says.

Thank you guys, when... well....

Put on a set of Power Slinky’s, adjusted truss rod and intonation. Done.

This is nowhere comparable with current low level Squiers. The neck feels very much like a Deluxe neck, quiet a chunk of wood you hold in your hands and rolled edges! This would also explain the gold logo...
I checked the headstock - it’s all original. There’s no trace of any rubbed off Affinity logos here.

What jewel! I got lucky at last [emoji16]

Welcome to the wonderful world of Yako built guitars. The neck has a lot to do with why I have 20 Yako 'NC's & a Yako 'YN' Tele as well.

I found that same picguard on my maple necked oddity!!
Mine is maybe a "promotional" product, ment for stores or displays? Idk not alot of real information.
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What are the first 5 letters & numbers of your serial number?
 


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