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Squier by Fender Simon Neil Stratocaster - Fiesta Red Reviews
An outstanding guitar, one of the best I've ever owned or played!
The red looks great, the 61/63 guitars were a brighter red like Hank Marvins one, some were more of the pinker hue of Fiesta Red. I think the red on this guitar suits it fine as it goes well with the pickguad etc.
The body contours are like a pre-CBS ST and make it a joy to hold and play.
Pickups are Toneriders which are nice quality and sound.
I've played far more expensive guitars which are nowhere near as good as these Classic Vibe guitars.
A future classic as the Tokais and JV Squiers are now.
I can see why they raised the price from Â£260 to Â£310! It's basically a mexican strat if you play it minus some more expensive parts but yes very good playing.
I bought the \'Biffy\' strat from Dolphin in early November 2009, & it arrived well packaged within two days of ordering over the phone. Full marks to Dolphin for speedy service with free delivery. It is a good quality guitar & exceptional for a Squier,which is normally considered to be the budget end of the market. The Fiesta Red colour is 90% there compared to the Fender USA & Mex versions, & just seems a fraction Redder, but nothing to worry about. The Mint Green scratchplate & the \'discoloured knobs & pickup covers look very effective, & the tinted varnish on the Headstock & neck looks good. The Alnico pickups measure from 6.1K at the bridge to 5.6K at the neck & are good \'Vintage\' Strat sounding units. The cheap area is really the Trem block, which is very thin & made from the usual Far East cheap moulded alloy, & is working the Trem arm loose already after only two weeks. The bridge unit itself is not bad quality, & it sets up nicely with a good action. I shall have to replace the Trem block, however with a decent thick steel block. Overall it\'s a great guitar for the price, & preferable over even the Fender Mex Standard series. Great value for money.
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