NGD - Squier Bullet "Limited Edition" MUSTANG

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  1. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I had seen these at GC weeks ago, but when I went back for one, they were out of stock.

    Bullet LE Teles were on sale then at MF so I got one of those (as reported in the "bullet tele thread" somewhere). I was so impressed with it, I was certain I'd also then get the Mustang, which is probably from the same Indonesian factory.

    Since I DO NOT NEED the Mustang, I hesitated for a couple of weeks. Then the other night on the GC site they had the same Bullet "Limited Edition" Mustangs on sale for $129.99—and it said they were IN STOCK at my local store!

    This would be the test. Tonight I was rehearsing some stuff (using the new Tele of course) with the bass player and wasn't 'feeling it' so I said "Hey wanna go to Guitar Center?!" and off we went.

    They had two out on the wall: an Olympic White and a Surf Green. Played the green one, it was okay, not bad, pretty cool but not grabbing me. I was almost off the hook, until I tried the white one for about ten minutes and that was that. It had a better setup, just right for me (nice low action).

    I let them know that "ahem" MF had them for $10 less, and they matched it.

    So I now have 24" scale covered. ;) It's a blast to play, sounds great, with two HBs it's got its own Fendery thing going on. Light weight, about 6 lbs. Gonna put .010 strings on it for sure, IMO the .09s that come on it are too mushy for the short scale. I might try some old Univox HBs in it.

    All around huge thumbs up for value.

    Took some pics right away when I got it home:


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    Do you see the gaffe?:
    2019 Squier Bullet MUSTANG 03.jpg


    ... Low E tuner is crooked as heck. That's pretty bad, B string tuner is off too, but I'm not too worried. (I may or may not fix it):

    2019 Squier Bullet MUSTANG 04.jpg

    Fret ends not super polished but nor are they sharp or sticking out, they're smooth and consistent:


    2019 Squier Bullet MUSTANG 05.jpg


    It's Indonesian Bullet week around here....


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    Not sure what "Limited Edition" means; specs seem to compare to 'regular' Bullet Mustangs, so maybe the only difference is the colors offered?


    GC also had a Bullet LE Telecaster on display (new stock just in), red sparkle like mine. I tried it, though, and I guess I lucked out because the factory setup on mine was much better. If I had tried that red tele in the store, I might well not have purchased it. (Maybe when guitar shopping I should take hex wrenches for surreptitious tweaks. :cool:)
     
  2. John C

    John C Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats; cool little guitar, and 24" scale is fun to play around with. I believe you're correct - the "Limited Edition" is just that Olympic White and Surf Green are exclusives for GC/MF; the "regular" colors are black, sonic gray and dark blue.
     
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    shupe13 Tele-Holic

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    Congrats!

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  4. SecretSquirrel

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    Thanks! Playing it again this morning, no regrets, I love it!

    A couple of nut slots are binding a little; will change strings today and widen the slots for 10's. Slot depth is good, I'll have to be careful (just had to refill/recut a nutslot on another guitar).
     
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  5. shupe13

    shupe13 Tele-Holic

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    I'd try graphite first.

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