Unexpected NGD (Sort-of).

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by Jeremy Crockett, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. Jeremy Crockett

    Jeremy Crockett Squier Talker

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    Sep 9, 2020
    Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Since I started playing again (August of last year), I have had a horrific itch. One that would only be satisfied by a Tele of some nature... any nature. But, it is difficult to justify to the One Who Must be Obeyed two basses, two amplifiers, and two guitars in the space of four months.

    Enter the Squier Limited Edition Bullet Telecaster in LPB. It's got a lot of sparkle for a Lake Placid Blue, but that's what they're calling it.

    Anyway, for less than $200 I have satisfied the itch. And in my opinion, for an entry-level guitar, this thing swings and hits it! The neck was straight, it did need the frets polished and the fretboard oiled. Then I put some 11s on her, adjusted the saddles, and she sounds really good. There is zero fret sprout, the neck is nice and smooth.

    Since "no photos, no gear" here she is:

    Tele11s02.jpg TeleBody01.jpg TeleFullFront01.jpg TeleHeadstock03.jpg
     
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  2. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

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    AND, you escaped the wrath of OWMBO?:)
     
  3. EdSevered

    EdSevered Squier-Meister

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    While I typically think that tele’s are about the ugliest gits on the planet, yours is kinda pretty. Grats to you for both the new axe, and seemingly avoiding any permanent injuries.
     
  4. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    I bought my son that same exact Squier Tele 2 years ago on M.F. $129.00. Great Guitar. He loves it. Heres some proof.
    20190115_214540.jpg
     
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  5. SoCalJim

    SoCalJim Squier-Meister

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    Congrats on the new sweet looking Tele!
     
  6. Fredline

    Fredline Squier-Meister

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    Congrats & Hngd! That color always looks amazing. Btw, what is "M.F." ?
     
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  7. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    www.musiciansfriend.com
     
  8. Big George

    Big George Squier Talker

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    Jan 11, 2018
    North Carolina
    Congrats on a guitar that's so much better than people will ever know. I have a Fender Strat, a Gretsch and a D'Angelico hanging on the walls by my office desk, and although I wouldn't kill to protect these I'd certainly maim for them. And when I reach for a 5 minute guitar break, I always grab my Bullet Telecaster. Go figure!
     
  9. Wizzer

    Wizzer Squier-holic

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    I had one of those. It's more of a "Ice Blue Metallic" than what I've always known LPB to be, but it's a beauty of a guitar.

    Still baffles me they can make a guitar that nice for that price.
     
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  10. Jeremy Crockett

    Jeremy Crockett Squier Talker

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    She took it MUCH better than I ever expected.
     
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  11. CV50sFan90

    CV50sFan90 Squier Talker

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    I assume that it uses the bridge that "top mounts" the strings rather than string through? Am I just being stupid, or is there a big difference between the two?
     
  12. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Looks like you used Music Nomad F-One oil on the IL fretboard instead of lemon or mineral oil. It really brings out the color. ;)
     
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  13. fadetoz

    fadetoz Dr. Squier Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    USA
    Those are great Telecasters.. Congratulations!!!
     
  14. Jeremy Crockett

    Jeremy Crockett Squier Talker

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    Port Saint Lucie, FL
    This is a string-through Bullet Tele. And, no I don't think you are being stupid. I believe that I read somewhere the string-through design is better for sustain?
     
  15. Jeremy Crockett

    Jeremy Crockett Squier Talker

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    Wow! Good eye, sir! I did, indeed, use F-One and am very pleased with the results.

    By the way; how did you know I did not use lemon or mineral oil?
     
  16. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Because you mentioned it in the other forum. :D
     
  17. Jeremy Crockett

    Jeremy Crockett Squier Talker

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    Port Saint Lucie, FL
    I, clearly, need to pay better attention. :oops:
     
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