May be the best $200 I spent in a long time!

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  1. Gipper

    Gipper Tele-Meister

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    For reasons beyond the scope of this post I have not had an electric guitar for a couple years now. What makes that really odd is I have built and shipped 100's of guitar bodies all over the world in the last 10 or so years! Anyways been itching to pick up a guitar for the last couple weeks and started poking around. My financial situation is not what it once was and I decided after reading reviews to purchase a Squier Red Sparkle bullet. I went and checked one out and decided that was what I wanted. Well after the local GC screwed up my online purchase for in store pickup I went ahead and ordered one from MF for $10 less! I added 3 pairs or Ernie Ball Slinkys and a Blackstar Fly 3 for a grand total of $201.90 shipped to my door. Not sure of a better way to spend $200! Hopefully here by end of the week.
     
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    The squiers are looking really good now. Let us know how it is. I've thought it would be really fun to pick up a shell pink tele with rosewood(or whatever new variant) squire for a while now. Throw in some new pickups and potentially hardware/ electronics and you could have something that sounds/plays like an expensive guitar for like $350 if you do the setup work yourself.
     
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    I'm expecting delivery of one of these from MF any minute now.
     
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    Can I ask how long it took them to ship it? Just wondering when I should start getting excited! I am already eyeballing a mahogany blank I have sitting here for a custom body. 20191014_171040.jpg
     
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    That's a great combo you got there. A sparkle tele and a fly 3, what more could one want for home?
     
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    The Blackstar Fly 3 sounds like a good idea!
     
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    The Fly was not actually part of the original plan but seemed like a perfect combo for this. Only amp I stll have is a Roland Cube and this will be easier to move around the house for practicing with for sure. Reviews looked great so I went for it
     
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    Really don't NEED more than that. Really pleased for you. Post pics when it all happens!
     
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    The Squier Bullets can be terrific guitars and there's a better than even chance you'll get a good one. If you do get a dud (it does happen) don't be shy about asking for a redo.
     
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    I’m jealous - I have two Fender teles and I would love to add a Squire Bullet Tele, but they don’t distribute those in Canada.
     
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    I have heard great things about these out of the box being quite playable but will give it a good check and setup. I plan on at least giving the frets a quick polish while I have the strings off and give the fret board a little oil. I even have a custom set of Eastgrove pickups I had wound for me years ago that I never installed in anything if necessary but at my skill level I doubt I will be swapping those out just yet. Initial plan is to just enjoy it and reacquaint myself with playing an electric again.
     
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