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Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar

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The Squier Bullet HS Telecaster is an ideal entry into the world of electric guitar playing. It comes with a basswood body that's not too heavy, a bolt-on maple neck that's easy to play and a versatil... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Squier Bullet HS Telecaster is an ideal entry into the world of electric guitar playing. It comes with a basswood body that's not too heavy, a bolt-on maple neck that's easy to play and a versatile pickup combination. The humbucker at the bridge provides tones that are pefect for hard rock or metal, while the neck pickup is great for country or blues. This is an amazing deal and the rest we have in stock is all there is.

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  • Telecaster body
  • Basswood body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays
  • 21 frets with 24-3/4 scale
  • Humbucker bridge pickup
  • Standard tele neck single coil pickup
  • One volume and one tone control
  • 3-way pickup selector switch
  • Standard non locking tuners
  • Black hardware
  • Case sold separately
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SquierBullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

One of the best $100 guitars ever!!!!

Craftsmanship(8) It is on par with most $200 - $300 dollar guitars. The fret work was decent. The factory setup was decent, No noticeable flaws. Definitely on par with the more...Read complete review

Craftsmanship(8) It is on par with most $200 - $300 dollar guitars. The fret work was decent. The factory setup was decent, No noticeable flaws. Definitely on par with the more expensive Standard, and Affinity series. Maybe even better. The only thing I really care for are the tuners. They work fine. However, I can see that they would need to be replaced due to heavy use. The guitar is very lite!!!! Sound(8) This thing sounds like a Tele. However the bridge pickup is not quite bright enough. Not a show stopper. I like the dark sound of it. Just not the staple Tele sound. It is not bad enough for me to change them out. The Neck pickup is on par. Durability(7) I would do a gig with it. Everything on it is fine except the tuning engines. Overall(8) Hey, it is a $100 guitar. It is probably the best $100 Fender you will ever get. It is a decent guitar at any price. It plays good. It is easy to carry. It sounds good. I am going to spend a few dollars on some tuning engines, and this will definitely be a keeper.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cool appearance, good build quality, bad electronics

Picked up one of these for $99 during a Columbus Day flash sale. Straight out of the box the guitar was set up to play. Action was low, intonation was good, no fret...Read complete review

Picked up one of these for $99 during a Columbus Day flash sale. Straight out of the box the guitar was set up to play. Action was low, intonation was good, no fret buzz. I didn't bother plugging it in until I got to my studio. Played through a Vox AC30CC2 the pickups had a lot of mid range and low end but none of your typical Tele bite. I expected a lot more chime coming through that amp. The 3-way switch and tone knob both had very little affect. It's not the worst sounding guitar in the world but the only thing that makes it a Telecaster is the way it looks. On the bright side, the pickguard features standard mounts and underneath it the body is routed for dual humbuckers. I'm installing a new wiring harness with 375k pots, a P90 in the bridge and a SD Quarter Pounder in the neck. When all is said and done, this will be a tone machine falling well below the $300 mark. Again, this is a dead sexy looking instrument-- especially in the black sparkle or the metallic orange. I would recommend it to anyone just learning how to play or for those searching for a platform to build upon. For those looking for a guitar to extend your sonic palette, look elsewhere as you will be disappointed.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

One of the best $100 guitars ever!!!!

By Phineas Henshaw

from Saint Louis, Mo.

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Craftsmanship(8) It is on par with most $200 - $300 dollar guitars. The fret work was decent. The factory setup was decent, No noticeable flaws. Definitely on par with the more expensive Standard, and Affinity series. Maybe even better. The only thing I really care for are the tuners. They work fine. However, I can see that they would need to be replaced due to heavy use. The guitar is very lite!!!! Sound(8) This thing sounds like a Tele. However the bridge pickup is not quite bright enough. Not a show stopper. I like the dark sound of it. Just not the staple Tele sound. It is not bad enough for me to change them out. The Neck pickup is on par. Durability(7) I would do a gig with it. Everything on it is fine except the tuning engines. Overall(8) Hey, it is a $100 guitar. It is probably the best $100 Fender you will ever get. It is a decent guitar at any price. It plays good. It is easy to carry. It sounds good. I am going to spend a few dollars on some tuning engines, and this will definitely be a keeper.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Cool appearance, good build quality, bad electronics

By Ryan Joseph Pumphrey

from San Francisco, CA

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Picked up one of these for $99 during a Columbus Day flash sale. Straight out of the box the guitar was set up to play. Action was low, intonation was good, no fret buzz. I didn't bother plugging it in until I got to my studio. Played through a Vox AC30CC2 the pickups had a lot of mid range and low end but none of your typical Tele bite. I expected a lot more chime coming through that amp. The 3-way switch and tone knob both had very little affect. It's not the worst sounding guitar in the world but the only thing that makes it a Telecaster is the way it looks. On the bright side, the pickguard features standard mounts and underneath it the body is routed for dual humbuckers. I'm installing a new wiring harness with 375k pots, a P90 in the bridge and a SD Quarter Pounder in the neck. When all is said and done, this will be a tone machine falling well below the $300 mark. Again, this is a dead sexy looking instrument-- especially in the black sparkle or the metallic orange. I would recommend it to anyone just learning how to play or for those searching for a platform to build upon. For those looking for a guitar to extend your sonic palette, look elsewhere as you will be disappointed.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

got me a tele

By walter williamson

from Junction City KS

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

love love love it...lighter in weight than I thought it would be...for the money..its great

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Value!

By David Smith

from Albany, OR

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I liked the looks of the Squier Bullet HS Tele when I saw it online. I knew I wanted the Metallic Orange. I expected so so quality...what do you expect for just over a hundred bucks? The guitar was going to be a project guitar, after all, so I wasn't too concerned. So imagine my surprise when I got to my local GC to check one out...the guitar blew me away! String thru body bridge, instead of the expected top loader. Upgraded tuners. Height adjustable neck pickup...unheard of at this price point! Engraved neck plate. The coolest tele pick guard I have ever seen, and the fit and finish? Flawless! I got this little gem home, tuned it, adjusted the pickup heights, and hit the gas! This guitar rocks! The neck is straight, the fret edges are dressed, no rough spots, no sharp edges. It feels good to play...a touch on the light side. Either I got the pick of the litter, or Squier has seriously upped their game! I will replace the pickups, but this guitar is a keeper! Buy one! Buy two!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Phenomenal Guitar!

By Tobin Alford

from Amarillo TX

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Owning this product for one week now, and playing it everyday since I got it, I can finally touch up on every aspect of this guitar. It's simple...I love it! I had gone into GC to just mess around with some different telecasters and such, and never intended on getting this! After playing 3 or 4 different Fenders, I still like this waaaaaaay better! both pickups sound amazing, and have that tele twang, but have the richness and fullness of a a regular HH guitar. I had previously been interested in the Jim root and John5 models, and I feel like this strongly compares! The neck was a bit more narrow than what I like, but I quickly adjusted. I played through several different amps including the Bugera V22 and V5, a BadCat Cougar5, and the Vox AC30 and AC15. It's very light, and very easy in the back, unlike the standard telecasters. Going against the odds, I believe it is a gig-worthy guitar! it stays in tune very well, and the flat-black electronics are amazing! Overall, this is an amazing guitar, and definitely a keeper!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good for a beginner or for modifying

By santiago

from Austin Texas

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar so I could get rid of all the electronics and give it some nice pickups and all that, also I wanted to change the tuners but they turned out to be pretty good I recomend this guitar for modifying or a beginner

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Light guitar, heavy sound. Great combo, great value for price

By Josh

from Mpls, MN

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

As is, this a fine beginner's guitar for rock/light metal. The humbucker sounds pretty good. As everyone else has stated, the guitar is super light, but this doesn't seem to affect sustain or sound. The neck is smooth and easy to play. The frets on mine weren't sharp, and the setup was actually decent. I replaced the pickups with Lil Punchers from GFS, and replaced the pots with 500k pots and a real Tele 3-way switch, and the guitar is now a beast. All for well under $200 total. Great base for modding.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best $100 Fender Ever!!!!

By Phineas Henshaw

from Saint Louis Mo.

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

This is a standard HS Tele. I like this guitar a lot. The only issue I have with it over all is the tuning engines. They work, but just do not seem like they are going to last. Especially if you use heavier strings. Over all, it is constructed well. The factory setup was decent. Best new $100 guitar I have ever bought!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

the rundown

By Bryan Torres

from NYC, NY

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I'm both a collector and avid guitar player of over 15 years so I really try to be as upfront on these reviews. I purchased this guitar for Christmas on Dec 22nd so its reletively new. Here are the facts Rundown-neck had great playability. Smooth, unglossed. Although the frets were ever so slightly sharp towards the bottom. The pickups were decent and the construction on the body seemed solid. The wiring and the plug were a bit loose though. When I plugged it into the amp, it responded well. The neck pickup was nice and soft while the humbucker was louder and a bit "crunchy" overall I'd say its a solid beginner guitar and a great platform to work on for future modification. I enjoy playing it but I don't know if this would be a "gigging" guitar unless you invest some $ into it. Overall a good buy for the price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good buy!

By Jon

from Tampa, FL

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Bought the Squier Telecaster on special yesterday, used it today for the solo on a song I am recording. With the humbucker at the bridge this guitar has great potential for that solid Tele tone, clean or dirty, with no buzzing. I used to own a butterscotch Tele with Seymour Duncans that set me back about $1000 (before the recession hit) and missed it terribly, so this guitar had big "shoes" to fill. For any player who wants a Tele without having to shell out the big bucks, this has to be one of the best guitar deals available.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Tele Bullet HS

By Steven

from Austin Tx

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I just got mine in sunburst and the finish is very nice, no flaws like my Bullet Strat from China. This one is "Crafted in Indonesia" . There are a couple of mistakes in the description however. First the neck is 25.5 " scale not 24.75 and also there are 22 frets not 21( see picture). The neck also has the inlayed skunk stripe on the back. No sharp fret ends or loose parts. The set up was very good requiring only a slight tighting of the truss rod with the included allen wrenches. Plays great for an inexpensive model nice addition to an ever growing collection.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice for the price

By ron smith

from Marysville WA.

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

This is a really nice guitar for the price. The neck is straight with no buzzing of any kind. For $99.00 (on sale) if the neck is flat and the pickups work like they are supposed to, well buy it. I posted a video played right out of the box. All I had to do was tune it up. Get this guitar before buying something else. It's well worth the money. I own 12 guitars so I kinda know what I'm talkin' about.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More then words

By Shane

from Denver, Co.

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Great little guitar! Does more than you expect! I picked this little beauty up and was really impressed with the way it was set upand played! I did notice that the fret ends were quite good and the neck was straight! I did however set it up to my standards! I replaced the pickups with a USA Fender Atomic Humbucker in the bridge and a USA Fender Hot tele neck pickup and new pots and a 4 way pickup selector switch for series selection of both pickups in the 4th position! Now this is a total keeper and player that sings! I would replace it if it was stolen!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fender Squier Bullet Tele

By Sam

from Arlington, Texas

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I purchased this at 89.00 during Labor Day sale. I thought it would just be a knockaround guitar I was quite surprised. Not the best tuners, but they are sealed tuners and hold tune pretty well. The neck pickup gives some spank that you want to hear from a Tele. The humbucker really has some bite for an Asian made pickup. The electronics are what you would expect at this price point. The frets needed polishing, was getting a little gritty feeling when bending strings. No sharp edges on mine, surprisingly. Dressed out and rounded the nut. Did a full setup. Put an F-spaced Seymour Duncan JB and added a push/pull tone pot. Now she's a player. Basswood body has some nice grain. I recommend this guitar for beginners and players alike. I'm going back for the metallic orange HH strat today at 99 bucks.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Long Gig Guitar!

By Juan

from Texas

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

The main thing I love about this guitar is the weight, it is incredibly light, almost as light as a good acoustic. It makes all my other solid body electric guitars feel like they have useless dead weight all over the place. I have been using this for several months and it is holding up really well. Neck is satin finish for easy fast movements. The single coil position is great all around and the full position feels more like a boost than a lead tone, still great though.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Nice for the Price

By jason burkey

from Gibraltar, MI

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I wanna say I purchased this guitar on a wim. I played the Orange metallic tele first for a bit. At first the guitar felt extremely light which was nice but the sound was a bit thin but pleasant. After playing the orange one for a few I saw a black one sitting in a corner, and i went to pick it up and it was a huge difference in weight. Sounds crazy but I'm pretty sure the black one that I bought weights about 3 pounds heavier. The sound was thicker and felt more fuller. The single coil neck pickup sung amazing and the tonal response you could get from just rolling off the volume and or the tone was amazing. I settled for the black one because it was heavier and the tone was amazing. After getting it home playing through my Micro Terror and the PPC112 cab it sounds amazing. It honestly stays in tune better than my Epiphone G-400 worn. Overall its an amazing guitar for the price, if you can find a heavy one, buy it! also make sure that the neck is straight before you buy it because most of the ones i looked at and the one i played the necks were warped a tad bit but still fixable. The black on is amazing the only thing i will be changing out will be the pickups in time. Like the ones now just the bridge is a little too punchy great for metal and heavy rock. Very suprised buy a guitar that only cost 120 bucks. and the hardware is awesome and holds up very well. RECOMMEND to any player. Advice go get one or go play one.

 
5.0

VERY NICE GUITAR

By Benjamin Gorospe

from Chula Vista, Ca

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I originally bought a epiphone les paul but had to return it because the volume knob was defective. Bought this squire tele and I was really happy with this. Really light guitar with a great sound, nice quality guitar for beginners or novice.

 
5.0

VERY VERY SURPRISED

By Nathen Barton

from Murrieta CA

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

This guitar is AMAZING for this price. I originally planned on replacing most of the parts but after a day or two I decided I didn't need to. The neck single-coil will definitely need a replacement but the bridge humbucker is holding it's own so far. FANTASTIC deal on a guitar for the price

 
5.0

You have to get this one.

By Paul

from Alamogordo New Mexico

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar in the tobacco burst from Guitar Center in April because of the look and price. The price is the only thing about this guitar that is cheap. With minimal investment you get a good looking guitar that plays classic rock perfectly and if you switch to the neck pickup, you get the perfect country "Twang". It came set up perfectly, I just had to tune it, that's it. I wanted a guitar I could play every day without worrying about it getting beat up, but I play it every day. And because of the flawless sound and classic look, I baby it just as much as the Les Paul Or my vintage Strat. Like I said, if you want a good sounding guitar (I did not have to mod this at all to get the tone I wanted like I thought.) You have to get this one. If you buy one as a gift, get one for you too because once you hold it and try the sleek, smooth neck, with its perfect action and high quality tuners, you will want to keep it for yourself. It stays tuned and has the legendary Tele sound as well as the classic look and feel. Every guitar player should have one of these. I play it more than my butterscotch telecaster, I feel a little guilty about that because that one cost me a lot more, but both are well worth the time and money. Thank you Guitar Center for the best quality every time.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Nice First Guitar

By Alex

from Southington

Comments about Squier Bullet HS Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar for my birthday this past year, I had never played guitar before, but being the musician I am, I wanted to learn. I was recommended this guitar by one of their workers. I personally love this guitar! It's served me very well! I have no complaints about it! Of course now I'm looking to get a bass guitar, and another electric guitar. This guitar really jump started my inner guitarist!

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