Originally Posted by yoreel
In my opinion the Squier Bullet tele necks are not as good as the USA necks, but this may just be down to individual preference - the slim profile of the USA Bullet neck suits me.
I have two mid 80's Squier Bullets & the guitars don't seem to have the same build quality & the necks do not feel or play as smooth, they also have a chunkier profile - again some may disagree & the subject will always be up for discussion.
The tele shaped neck was used on the Squier Bullet from 83 to the late 80's, not too sure on specific dates, probably around 87, the first Squier Bullets were made in Japan, with production moving to Korea mid to late 80's, the korean Squier Bullets have the strat headstock.
Some of the Korean Squier Bullet necks are superb, I have an 89 & the neck in my opinion is one of the best I have ever played, but the rest of the guitar is not so good, ie cheap bridge - pickups - tuners & other hardware.
The Squier info is very sketchy because during the early 80's Fender were doing all they could to combat cheap copies of their top range guitars & were talking to lots of different people all over the far east to look at producing cheaper guitars in order to grab that market. Squiers were made all over the place & the year indentification & serial numbers are a minefield.
Hmm, thanks for the info - there's been a couple of tele neck shaped bullets on fleabay of late - think i'll leave alone then if they're not as good.
Anyone know if you can get replacement headstock details from anywhere?