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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:28 pm    Post subject: 80's Fender/Squier Bullet Reply with quote

Know anything about these? Worth $150 w/ohsc ?











Kinda reminds me of the Fender Lead.I think Both have 3/4 size bodies and full scale necks.



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were "starter package" guitars back in the 80's in the UK, usually came with a particularly gnarly Squier amp.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rps-10 wrote:
They were "starter package" guitars back in the 80's in the UK, usually came with a particularly gnarly Squier amp.


Interesting.I have seen japanese Squier bullet like this,but the ones I saw have a telecaster headstock and a hardtail bridge. The one I have is an '87,the serial number is on the neck plate. the pickup cover knobs and back plate are aged. It has a really nice gloss finished neck.

I got to get the Squier book!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine had one exactly like the one in your original post, when we were in school so must have been around 87~88
Strange strat, but not a strat look to them and only 2 controls.
I also vaguely remember the tele headstock ones which made things even more confusing when you were a young teenager.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rps-10 wrote:
A friend of mine had one exactly like the one in your original post, when we were in school so must have been around 87~88
Strange strat, but not a strat look to them and only 2 controls.


Like the American strats they made in 1983.

The Bullet is a tiny little thing. They made another Bullet in the USA or Mexico,I think.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there was a USA model that had a tele headstock, and came in various configurations. some of them had a more tele shaped body (and were ugly as fuck).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
there was a USA model that had a tele headstock, and came in various configurations. some of them had a more tele shaped body (and were ugly as fuck).


Like these?



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTR, I used to have a red one like yours. Decent guitar, so so pickups, perfect neck. I always felt like these guitars were a little unbalanced though, like they should be shortscale but they're not.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
stewart wrote:
there was a USA model that had a tele headstock, and came in various configurations. some of them had a more tele shaped body (and were ugly as fuck).


Like these?



Fender Bullet History(Link)


Ouch, I have a Deluxe (the one in the bottom of the photo) but in Red (like the one in the top of the photo). Plays like a dream. But I love shortscales.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i used to have a strat shaped one, i liked the sound of it (metal pickguard gave it a real edge) but the looks weren't for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is the guitar i have! If i am right, the guitar case only fits that guitar or was just specially made for it
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got this one on Ebay tonite.I checked the serial number and got this info:

Your guitar was made at the
Fullerton Plant (Fender - CBS Era), USA
in the Year(s): 1980 - 1982












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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:

I would love to have saddles like that for a normal strat bridge.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
i used to have a strat shaped one, i liked the sound of it (metal pickguard gave it a real edge) but the looks weren't for me.


I played your old guitar today Stewart )im pretty sure it was yours). It's a quirky and fine instrument.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are the pickups in USA made Bullet guitars left over Mustang pickups?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are cool guitars. I've wanted one for awhile.

How many guitars do you think you buy in a year?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More than I should.















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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:


I've pretty much decided not to buy any more guitars until I get my hands on one of these.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never seen the Bullets with the Squier logo.
Years ago I had a Fender one and it was a cool ass guitar.
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