The Squier Black and Chrome Fat Strat is the ultimate fashion accessory in an electric guitar. This sleek, gloss black and chrome Stratocaster looks great under the lights. It's also an electric guita... Read More
The Squier Black and Chrome Fat Strat is the ultimate fashion accessory in an electric guitar. This sleek, gloss black and chrome Stratocaster looks great under the lights. It's also an electric guitar that screams, thanks to a hot bridge humbucker, while 2 single-coils cover the traditional Strat sounds.
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Reviewed by 29 customers
I got this guitar about 5 years ago as my first guitar. Great sound, easy to play, and relatively cheap. I love this guitar. One word of caution though, if you're looking for something that sounds like a stratocaster, you may want to get something without the HSS pickup (large pickup at the bottom of the guitar). It tends to give you a kind of dirty, gainish sound.
I wanted to play guitar and after talking with a friend who has over 20 years of playing experience he said get Squire Fat Strat, it'll play all the sounds and tones you want, and be a great learning guitar, so I did and he was right. I let my friend play it and he said it actually feels as good as or a little better than his American Strat. He really commented on how quick the neck was as I too am very happy with the feel of it. I listen to him put it through its paces, rock country blues and jazz and the Squire Strat never missed a lick and sounded awesome. The only thing I have done to it was set the tremolo bridge and adjust the intonation on it and it screams loud and crunchy and can get sweet and bluesy and sound great all the way through. If your on a budget and want a Fender Strat I suggest pick this one up and you will not regret it. The only complaint I have is my playing ability. One thing is the tremolo arm is really loose when screwed in but a little Teflon tape should cure it, I don't ever put mine in but when I have the looseness doesn't really bother me as I don't like it near my hand while I am playing and for me I don't mind reaching down to grab it.
I recently started seriously learning how to play and wanted a guitar that would sound great and, importantly, stay in tune. I first started with another guitar that was literally just laying around and it was a pain to constantly tune it. I've had this guitar for three weeks and usually practice 2 hours a day and have only tuned it once when I first got it, so I'm very happy with that. I only have two real criticisms of the guitar: one is that it doesn't come with an owner's manual (at least mine didn't) and there's no explanation of what each knob does. I had to go online to figure them out since they're not labeled on the guitar. The second, and biggest criticism I have regards the chrome pick guard. I'm sure it looks great under the lights if you're performing but it's very disconcerting for a beginner. The strings reflect off the chrome surface and it's very difficult to see which one you're playing. When you look down, it's like you're looking at a twelve string guitar. I want to see if I can find a white pick guard that will fit and I'm sure it will make a big difference. Aesthetically, the guitar looks great and seems to be extremely well made. It's a bit heavy but, as I'm new to this, that might be typical. It's difficult to imagine a better guitar for the money.
This was my first guitar. As everyone has said, it's well constructed and gives you a pretty impressive sound. If you don't like the sound, it's probably the amplifier that you're using. The fact that the bridge pickup is a double coil is probably the most appealing aspect of this guitar through my eyes. Using that pickup you can get some decent distortion this, which is a nice option since cleans are what Strats typically do so well. Use of tremolo does knock the tuning out of wack more easily than I would like, and the input nut comes loose every once in awhile. That being said, I couldn't have asked for a better first guitar. It's versatile and sounds, and looks more expensive than it actually is. Great value.
I needed an extra humbucker sound for a project but I'm really an organ/keyboard guy that prefers a Strat. This worked out pretty well. The snobs will notice that the hardware is definitely Squier quality, but the fit and finish is excellent. The pickups actually sound good but not great, and the tuners are doing their job so far. The bridge and pickups were set up pretty close. The vibrato was a little loose for my taste and one of the strings was noticeable higher than the others. As always, you need to set it up or have it set up if you don't know how. My only real complaint is that the frets stand a little proud at the edge of the neck on both sides and they are sharp!! But it's easy enough to file down and smooth out. I won't be giving it heavy use but so far I don't see any hardware that needs to be replaced. And that's what I was hoping to find. I wasn't looking to buy or build an American Strat!!
I just bought this guitar and I am happy with it, it needed some adjustments I am still working on it though but nothing serious, overall this guitar is good for the price.
I got this guitar for Christmas, and i love it. I have some friends that drool when they see the mirror pickguard. I recommend this to any guitar player
This guitar is a great players guitar, nice fast neck and good overall sound quality but build quality isn't up to par with other Squiers I've had. Mine has a sub-par black paintjob on it and the mirror pickguard has a mottled finish on its surface, it's fine for a less expensive guitar but the fit/finish reflects it's "Made in Malaysia" origin. Good sound, excellent playability but Squier needs to focus a bit more on the fit and finish of this "flashy" guitar.
I just bought this last month, and I couldn't be happier with it. I own a Fender Strat and I like this one more!
Decent guitar. I had to set up all the saddles at first and adjust the trem springs which took way too long. It buzzes too much, and the 9.25 inch fretboard is slow and removes the fun of having a fast rosewood board. Pick ups are nice though. Make sure the guitar is setup right before you buy it.