Finally got my Squire, not happy!!!

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by mrloshaw, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. mrloshaw

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    Where do I start... Came with plastic nut, supposed to be bone. Came with chrome saddles, supposed to be brass, scratches along the fretboard, skunk stripe is weirdly coloured, some black streaks in the wood as well,zero difference between middle and neck positions, strings are too far to the one side and the high E falls off with regular play... Hopefully they'll exchange it as it looks like I got some factory 2nd or something?? I emailed the pics to the store I ordered from and they said definite issues are apparent. I waited a month for this and that's what I get...awesome
     

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    What model is it? I don’t know of any squiers that come with a bone nut.
     
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    Classic Vibe Tele? If so, you should review the specs. They no longer come with brass saddles and they don't come with bone nuts either.
     
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    0374030550 yup right on fenders site bone nut, tall narrow frets, this has plastic nut and medium jumbo, it's not the newer model, the newer ones come standard with bone nut, here's a shot of sweetwaters site.
     

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    Pony up the beans for a real AMERICAN Fender.
    There is a reason Squires are cheap.
     
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    Other than the fretboard scratches, that's pretty much what I'd expect from a Squier.
     
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    Black streaks in the wood are also known as grain. That's not a reason to return it....
     
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    I'd expect what the specs I ordered from are
     
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    Looks like sweetwater put the wrong info on their site, it happens. Your guitar isn't even on Fender's site right now to view those specs...but here it is from musicians friend. You can clearly see the hardware and there is no mention of bone nuts:
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/gui...Zih0_xDn4XZfqANu__TaTjKcXX8pFka0aAla4EALw_wcB
     
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    Not all bone nuts are equal.
    Some guitar nut products are rumored to be bone dust mixed with some sort of glue or other substance.
    I suspect the .99 cent nut blanks on ebay, which are heavily bleached too.

    I just ordered some nut blanks from a company I’ve never tried for a really cheap price.
    They are super white, and barely smell like bone, and file like a hard plastic nut, and THEY DONT POLISH LIKE BONE, so the nut I just made looks like a plastic nut.
    I messaged the company that I’m returning the bone nut blanks that I ordered. You get what you pay for.
     
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    When I called the store they said they went to fenders site and looked it up, they told me that what I got was not what I should have got. I'm going by what they said.
     
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    You have to spend about $2k to get a Fender with a bone nut. You can't pay for a squier and expect to get a custom shop guitar no matter what any store person may tell you. That is just common sense. All those complaints could be fixed in a short time. No guitar is perfect no matter the selling price. If you aren't able to live with imperfections, fix them yourself or pay someone else to fix it then maybe you should give up guitars and take up fishing.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, call me crazy for wanting what is advertised...
     
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    My CV strat was advertised as having a bone nut and it came with a bone nut. Not sure if Teles are different.
     
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    Thank you, so I'm not crazy.. the dealer said the same thing, supposed to be bone, frets are not the frets I'm supposed to get. I dont know why some ppl here think I'm just being picky, I ordered this for some of these reasons.
     
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    Agree. I’d be frustrated too.
     
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    If its their error then the most you'll get is a refund unfortunately. But they are great guitars and they are a tried and trusted modding base. If you want a bone but, go get one. New saddles, pots, pickups? Fill your boots.
    As for the scratches, I bet you ain't so pretty yourself you'd refuse a dance. Play the snot out of her then tell us what you really think.
     
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    Based on the neck pickup screws through the pickguard and notched steel saddles this is clearly of the second generation of Classic Vibes.

    But then the next question is: where was it made, Indonesia or China? What's the first 5 digits of the serial number?



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    I love my BSB. It has grain streaks, but I can live with the look. Beautiful neck, pickups are good, weight is 8 lbs.
     
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    Sounds like your guitar is not as advertised. Who cares that it was cheap, spec wise, you didn't get what you ordered. I also think your complaints on the finish are warranted as well. Those aren't normal squier imperfections. I get you can't expect perfection with a squier but you got sent a dud. Send it back.
     
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