Fender Squier Bullet Mustang HH IMPBL

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Electric Guitar

  • Basswood body
  • One-piece maple neck
  • Indian laurel fretboard
  • Scale: 610 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • 2 Standard humbucker pickups
  • 1 Volume- and 1 tone control
  • 3-Way toggle switch
  • Chrome hardware
  • Hardtail bridge
  • Strings: Fender 250L .009 - .042 (Article Nr 133191)
  • Colour: Imperial Blue
Colour Blue
Soundboard Basswood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Indian Laurel
Frets 22
Scale 610 mm
Pickup System HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
available since March 2018
Item number 430057
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Design Mustang
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£105
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You know what you're getting.
Adrian0072 20.08.2020
This is not a Custom Shop Guitar. It isnt even a Classic Vibe or Affinity. But wowzers does this thing have a lot of potential. I bought this as a cheap guitar to leave at my girlfriend's place so I will always have something to practice on and this has ticked almost every box for me.

I put Harley Benton locking tuners on it right off the bat because I have 99 problems and complaining about Squier tuners will never be one. I feel I might have dodged some serious grievances in that regard.

Now, you wont believe me but these pickups are something of a hidden gem. They compare so well against my Fender Blacktop HH Strat pickups, but alas, they cannot be split without opening the tape of the pickups so I replaced them with Tonerider AlNiCo 4 humbuckers and rewired the entire thing with parts from where else, THOMANN!!

My point is, this thing is already great value out of the box (great for beginners), but it also serves as a formidable mod platform for more seasoned guitarists on a budget. My main complaint is that the frets were so unbelievably rough. Bending the strings sounded like opening the gate to an abandoned house. However, I fixed this in 30 minuted with some #1000 Goldo fret polishing rubber.
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The chances of getting a good one are slim
Funeral Musician 01.01.2022
I have tried two of these guitars, and both of them had serious quality issues. Of course, at price this low, I am not complaining about any finish imperfections or unpolished frets. What I am talking about are things that impart (or may possibly impart) the guitar's usability. On the first example, the neck pocket was a couple of millimeters wider than the neck, which could possibly have lead to stability issues in the future. Also, the so-called “skunk stripe” was protruding from the back of the neck. On the second example, the bridge was mounted off-center, causing the low E string to be right at the edge of the fingerboard. Playing that guitar required lots of concentration because that string was prone to slipping off the neck. On both of the guitars, the finish on the necks seemed practically nonexistent, since they felt like rough bare wood to the touch. Buying a beginner something like this might discourage them from playing guitar altogether. This is only good for an experienced musician who knows how to fix all these issues and has the tools required to do so (a fret file, a power drill, etc.). The guitars sound nice and are light, but that is about all.
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Sounds great!
blaurebell 22.05.2019
I have small hands, so I always had problems with the regular size fretboard of my old guitar. I also didn't like the sound of that old strat because it was a cheap beginner guitar of much worse quality than any beginner instrument you can buy now (bought 20 years ago). I wasn't really expecting much from this super cheap Bullet Mustang either, but wow, I was blown away by the sound and playability of it! What a great little guitar! Doesn't have that toy feel of 3/4 guitars, but it's a much better fit for my small hands than a regular size fretboard. Best thing: killer sound, I love it!

Pros:
-Holds tune even with 9s.
-Great for small hands.
-Looks awesome, good finish on the body.
-No sharp edges on the fretboard (at least for my standards ;) )
-The humbuckers sound great!!! Thought I would replace them, but no, they will stay where they are!

Cons:
-It's a cheap guitar, so the electronics could be better. The pickup selector switch is unreliable and the pots a touch crackly. I'll be replacing those.
-Bridge, saddles and tuners could use some improvements too.
-The setup could be better too. Not unplayable, nice low action, but there is definitely room for improvement in the intonation department.
-It also made me feel stupid for not buying one of these earlier, haha.

Verdict: Great little guitar, fantastic for small hands, needs some TLC to make it even better. Great platform for modding I'd say.
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A true Punk/Grunge machine
Greaser777 11.07.2019
I ordered this guitar to use it mainly for Punk Rock and it seemed to be a good option that is very cheap. I was reluctant to buy a Squier, since my first electric guitar I bought 20 years ago is a Squier affinity Strat that I never liked...but I have to say Squier made huge improvement on their guitars. Intonation was perfect, neck was set up, holds tune very well (too my big surprise) even with the factory strings (9's) after playing a little. However some features feel really cheap, you know you only paid 122 euros when you wanna switch pickups...that switch is a joke I'm afraid to break it everytime I use it. Same for the tuners, when I changed the strings 3 of them were loose as hell. But I really love the sound of that guitar, it feels so easy to play (coming from a Tele) and it's SO LIGHT ! some fret ends are a little bit too sharp for my likings but for that price what could I expect. At least they don't hurt or cut, it's just not the perfect confort, but the neck feels OK in the end. I replaced the strings with Earnie Ball cobalts 10-52 and wow It's a rock machine (what were they thinking putting 9's on a shortscale?) I fell in love with the sound of those humbuckers which are absolutely perfect for Punk, Grunge and Alternative Rock.
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