NGD: Say hello to my new Squier Strat!

mofojar

Squier-holic
May 9, 2019
2,113
Calgary, Alberta
The yellow looks like Graffiti Yellow, like on this Jeff Beck Strat:

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Image from Xhefri's Strat Plus site.
 

gary mitchell

Squier-holic
Aug 23, 2019
1,385
Texas
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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Very nice
 

Eddd

Squier-holic
Nov 20, 2019
1,808
Canada
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
cfa4414be76ce27d6230fe6582430f4b.jpg
e5b0831812a1f2ac72d2fb715ea94190.jpg
46cf9aba85fb30e8270f8e3a7d4f08cb.jpg





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I think it’s called yellow.
 

Ahnlaashock

Squier-holic
Sep 21, 2014
2,724
St. Louis Area
What is the string spacing at the nut and the width of the nut?
I think the Affinity is the main model in that time frame with a maple fingerboard, instead of the one piece necks.
 

GilmourD

Squier-Meister
Mar 31, 2020
151
Rutherford, NJ
Are those pole pieces alnico? Maybe it's the pics but they don't look like the steel slugs you'd see on a pickup with a ceramic bar magnet.
 

Block Head Ike

Squier-holic
Dec 4, 2014
1,545
Florida - Pirate Coast
The staggered single coil pickups with a metal plate on the back we’re also the neck pup in many of the first run of Squier 51’s (from that same era).

I really like the sound of these pickups if they are what I think they are! I am pretty sure these are Maxon made pickups. The notch or gap visible where the cover meets the metal plate is a distinctive feature. These are unusual in that there was no bobbin - coil is wrapped around the magnet and surrounded with an epoxy-like substance:

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