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Korean Fender Squier series?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by gip111, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. gip111

    gip111 TDPRI Member

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    So this is new to me. Just got this off the local CL. Frets are somewhat on the low side just making .030" in height with some dents, I might go ahead and replace the frets but leveled them just enough to give it a try before I go and perform surgery. No clue what's under the hood and didn't sound too bad with the rusty old strings. I never saw one of these before and any information would be appreciated. 20181208_125302.jpg 20181208_125246.jpg
     
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  2. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2006
    Near Athens GA USA
    You might want to ask over at squier-talk.com and see if anyone over there can give you the exact ID.

    If I remember correctly, these were made in the mid to late 90's and were pretty decent inexpensive guitars, especially for the time. It was just before Cort moved most guitar production from Korea to Indonesia.
     
  3. gip111

    gip111 TDPRI Member

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    I'll take info i can get, never saw this before. Sounds real nice with new strings and a set-up. Not sure if I should have posted this in the Squier Forum, since it does say Fender on it.
    Thanks.
     
  4. Picton

    Picton Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I think I remember reading that they stopped making the Squier Series in Korea once Ensenada got up to speed, at which point Far Eastern electronics and single-ply PGs on MIMs turned them into Squier Series instruments with the famous “black label.”

    That all happened around 1994 or so.
     
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  5. hdvades

    hdvades Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    +1 above. What Picton said.
     
  6. Michael A.

    Michael A. Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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  7. gip111

    gip111 TDPRI Member

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    I guess not a lot of these around? I happened to run into a guy selling the Tele and a Strat also Fender Squier series and got them both. The Strat is of lesser quality than the Tele but boy does it chime! That was a surprise to me and had to go and look at the pickups, original ceramics. The Tele has Alnico pickups and sounds very twangy.
     
  8. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

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    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    Almost identical to my #1 (avatar) 1993 Korean Fender Squier. Mine was originally red. It was "decent" as it was, but I bought it to "play around" with. In around eighteen years I've changed the neck, pickups, (four or five times) bridge (four times) pickguard, pots, and of course stripped finish to natural. I played a gig last night, and had several people come up and compliment me on how good it sounded. (I guess I didn't have anything to do with it ;)) I call it my "mongrelcaster" because of the mix of parts.....
    ....and as bgmacaw said, made by Cort.
     
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