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Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by AndrewG, Jul 30, 2013.
Squiers have been around since 1982. The good ones anyway.
Bernard Allison and SRV on Squier Strats
Keep in mind that most of those Squiers were made in Japan in the 80's and they had the typical quality associated with Japanese gutiars. Today they fetch high prices on the second hand market today. I figure those would today be the MIJ Fenders, right?
Correct, he played a white Strat at Bangla Desh. He did play a sunburst 80's squire strat on his tour of Japan in the 80's and it might have been in the video for "when we was fab"
I remember when the Squier Strats first started showing up in the stores where I lived around 83 or 84. Came THIS close to buying one. I didn't end up purchasing it. Found a used Rickenbacker for the same price and brought that home. As a George fan, ironically, that's what I associated with him (and Gretsch.) But then there's the Casino, SG, Les Paul, Rocky Strat, Let It Be Tele, etc. He played everything.
Did he really? I just looked at a few pics and it looks very 'Fender'.
Did he play more than one Strat during the show?
EDIT- Apologies, I hadn't read the whole of this thread, and see above that the George Harrison/Squier 'myth' is explained
Any chance of a link please ?
Adrian Utley (from Portishead) plays a Squier Tele during their Roseland concert
Another shout here for Chuck Prophet. I think his Tele is an early Japan Squier, so it's going to be a damn good guitar. His album Balinese Dancer is drenched with great Tele twang. Good songs, too. Here's one:
And if you really want to know "Who Put The Ram In The Rama Lama Ding Dong" check out his appearance with Daryl Hall on 'Live At Daryl's House'. Same Squier guitar, and sounding great. I love this — what a great groove.
Maybe not a tele, but a hell of a player, one who loves his Squire. He even used one live with the Allmans
I bought a new one in 81 or 82 ..... without a doubt the finest tele that I have ever had ..... like a fool..... sold it.....
+1 for Chuck Prophet, amazing talent.
Funny thing, I just had a guy totally insult my prized Squier standard tele...he looked at it and said "that's a hundred dollar piece of *****".
I have owned several Squiers in the past. Very decent guitars (seriously). Only 2 complaints: 1. The cheapest components I've ever seen. No issues with the necks and bodies. Never look inside, not for the timid. You could easily spend more than the new price just changing out the electronics and hardware. 2. Depreciation is a monumental failure. I live near Full Sail University and the nearby pawn shops are knee deep in Squiers. We call those pawn shops "Squier Central". 30 to 40 used Squiers at any given time. For instance: A Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom purchased new for $399.00 being sold for $125.00 three months after being purchased new. And the pawn shop will entertain serious offers. A 68% depreciation scares the ship out of me. I will buy a NEW guitar again, but not if it comes from the "Factory" with a "Deluxe Gig Bag". Is it me, or are the bodies thinner than a USA tele?
A good reply would have been, "Really .......that much"?
Matt freeman uses his sig P bass often. I have one and love it! Amazing bass!
The Affinities are thinner. The Standards and up are not.
Jedd Hughes, hot Tele player with Patty Loveless and others, plays an older MIJ Squier Tele. CS