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The Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo is a simple, affordable and practical guitar designed for beginners and students. This sparkley edition has a special finish and chrome hardware. Includes dual humbuckers, three-way switching, synchronous tremolo, a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard with 21 frets. Gig bag sold separately.

FEATURES

  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood 9.5" Radius
  • No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: Two Humbucking Pickups
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone, Tone
  • Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
  • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup
  • Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: Synchronous Tremolo with Cast Saddles
  • Machine Heads: Covered Tuners
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply White
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Gig bag sold separately
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SquierBullet Strat HH with Tremolo
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This Guitar Has Mojo -- Thankfully, Mojo Has This Guitar

Having played over 35 years at clubs, bars, recording studios, festivals and house parties I learned a long ago to not judge a guitar by brand name or price tag. I've shoped small...Read complete review

Having played over 35 years at clubs, bars, recording studios, festivals and house parties I learned a long ago to not judge a guitar by brand name or price tag. I've shoped small music stores that have a selection of long forgotten cheap electrics -- and impressing other musicians with the top of the line Fender or Gibson isn't my thing.

I go by one thing. Ok, maybe 2. Most importantly, how does it sound when I play my old school blues and swamp blues? If it's a slightly sick puppy, does it feel right and can I fix what's ailing it? Then again, I don't rip up and down the neck as fast as I can like I'm playing endless exercises from a Mel Bay Metal RIffs instruction Book. I'm play where each note MEANS something. |

I bought the Silver Sparkle Bullet Strat HH. After years of having full bands, I now sing and play electric and solo. Think John Lee Hooker or Lightning Hopkins or even Tony Joe White sitting on a stool. It had a cool Blues look, thanks to the Silver Sparkle finish.

One of the great guitar technicians in GC at the store I live next to, Mark, made sure the intonation and neck and such were right. I had a set of locking tuners put on. The guitar jack which more than occasionally horrid on the Squire was replaced the first week. The stock pickups? Worked fine. With Humbuckers, the solid sound low and full -- not single coils which just don't work for my music as I play solo, as I've said. No problems with sharp frets and fingers. (Remember, no shredding allowed) Neck hasn't moved a bit from being adjusted to perfect.

Looking for a guitar that will impress other musicians (you probably leave the price tag dangling from the headstock) look elsewhere. If you think the guitar and not the player makes the music, move on, nothing more to see here. But if you go by the sound and the feel and you're playing for an audience? Go forth and make music.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

ORDERS WERE MIXED UP FROM GUITAR CENTER!

Sorry to say orders were mixed up. I got a really bad (Paint on body was severely cracked 4 times all the way around the around the entire guitar body ). After further...Read complete review

Sorry to say orders were mixed up. I got a really bad (Paint on body was severely cracked 4 times all the way around the around the entire guitar body ). After further inspection the guitar neck, fret board and frets were severely worn. So I was sent a really bad, USED guitar. Called customer service, everything was taken care of . I just now have to wait to get a new one I ordered.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy!

By Deann

from Omaha, NE

Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

I just got the Silver Sparkle this morning. Plays great, sounds great. I was really suprised. To have a Squier with just 2 humbuckers is really nice...no noise. It's very light weight. It has a "satin/NON-glossy" back of the neck...which I like. Frets are NOT sharp. For 89$, it is sooo worth it! I got the Silver to go with my Dan-Elektro("Gary Glitter") Lol. So this will be Gary "Junior" :). All 3 colors looked really nice. I picked mine up in-store(Omaha), the guys there are really cool. Ordering on line has ALWAYS been good too. Everything is always well packaged, on time etc.. Thanks again "GC"

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Out of the box

By TjValion

from Mount Vision, NY

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Pros

  • Action is good
  • Frets Are Smooth
  • Holds Tuning
  • Inexpensive
  • Not bad looking
  • Very Good Starter Guitar
  • Well made solid

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Beginners
  • Fun
  • Intermediates
  • Practice
  • traveling

Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

I was looking for an electric that I could bum around with, and not worry about dinging it up. Great reviews for this Squire, so I figured "why not"? This guitar was ready to play, out of the box!! The action was PERFECT, but what really blows my mind is that it stays in tune for a LOOOONG time. If you want a cheap guitar (but solid), look no further. Great starter for someone just getting into guitar. You may want to upgrade the strings when you get it too.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Like a Strat should be

By Gary

from New York, NY

Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

Besy Buy in a Sparkle guitar well finished and electronics are installed clean.From Indonesia feels like a Musicman import that is also from there but more money. A Jewel in the rough!Personalize as you see fit.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Karl

from Lynnwood, WA

Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

This Guitar is very good at any price. The best part is the neck. Not one high fret, fret ends have no sharp edges, the back is sealed but no finish and feels excellent, it is pretty thin similar to Ibanez Wizard profile. I have way too many guitars but I can tell you the majority of them came with some kind of fret issues out of the box, regardless of price or manufacturer. Another great thing about this guitar is no ground humming when you plug it in to an amp. An annoying issue many guitars have out of the box, regardless of price. The finish on the body also excellent no flaws. The weakest part of this guitar is the tuners, they work put are not great. The tremolo comes cranked tight to the body and for beginners or someone who rarely uses the trem is perfect because vintage trems like this one need to be setup properly to function correctly. Out of the the box the general setup was playable but needed adjustment, like almost all new guitars do. The nut was set high but nothing crazy, better too high than too low. The stock humbuckers sound quite good for OEM's. The neck is not muddy at all and the bridge has a little bite to it. The volume and tone controls work very nice at taming things and are more effective than most. The Pup's are on the bright side but not ice picky like some OEM's and are actually quite good. After a basic setup this guitar plays and sounds good at any price. Better than a lot of guitars costing much more.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WHERE WAS THIS STUFF WHEN I WAS A KID!!!!!!!!!

By carl

from Kirksville Ky

Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

Seriously, where was this kind of instrument when I was a kid? For this money 20 years ago you got a used beat up junker that you were lucky if someone set it up right. I bought the silver sparkle model planning to gut it and use the neck & body to soup up. However, this guitar is great out of the box. The finish is beautiful. The quality is very nice. Plays great. The lead pickup sounds great. The only thing I will be changing will be the neck pick up ( to dark and bassy for me ) and the plain white pickguard to a pearloid one. And really I am only making these changes because I am being picky. For the money you can not beat this guitar.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Guitar Has Mojo -- Thankfully, Mojo Has This Guitar

By Dr. Mojo

from Houston

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

    Having played over 35 years at clubs, bars, recording studios, festivals and house parties I learned a long ago to not judge a guitar by brand name or price tag. I've shoped small music stores that have a selection of long forgotten cheap electrics -- and impressing other musicians with the top of the line Fender or Gibson isn't my thing.

    I go by one thing. Ok, maybe 2. Most importantly, how does it sound when I play my old school blues and swamp blues? If it's a slightly sick puppy, does it feel right and can I fix what's ailing it? Then again, I don't rip up and down the neck as fast as I can like I'm playing endless exercises from a Mel Bay Metal RIffs instruction Book. I'm play where each note MEANS something. |

    I bought the Silver Sparkle Bullet Strat HH. After years of having full bands, I now sing and play electric and solo. Think John Lee Hooker or Lightning Hopkins or even Tony Joe White sitting on a stool. It had a cool Blues look, thanks to the Silver Sparkle finish.

    One of the great guitar technicians in GC at the store I live next to, Mark, made sure the intonation and neck and such were right. I had a set of locking tuners put on. The guitar jack which more than occasionally horrid on the Squire was replaced the first week. The stock pickups? Worked fine. With Humbuckers, the solid sound low and full -- not single coils which just don't work for my music as I play solo, as I've said. No problems with sharp frets and fingers. (Remember, no shredding allowed) Neck hasn't moved a bit from being adjusted to perfect.

    Looking for a guitar that will impress other musicians (you probably leave the price tag dangling from the headstock) look elsewhere. If you think the guitar and not the player makes the music, move on, nothing more to see here. But if you go by the sound and the feel and you're playing for an audience? Go forth and make music.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW!!!!

    By Ralph

    from Philly, Pa

    Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

    I purchased this Squire Bullet Strat HH in blue sparkle about two weeks ago when it was on sale for $84.00 I got it primarily to use with my Roland GR1 Synth, as I was tired of putting on and taking off the synth from my more expensive guitars. (None of my guitars would fit in their case with the Synth pick up on). I figured, "for 84 bucks, who cares if it sits out on a guitar stand"? Let me tell you, for $84, I'm shocked at the high quality of this instrument. As stated in previous reviews, the finish looks great, the frets are smooth with no sharp edges, the neck is straight with a very nice extremely easy playing Rosewood fret board, which is easily accessible up to the twenty first fret, no dead spots and easy bends throughout the entire fretboard. The humbucker pickups are absolutely silent with regard to hum or buzz when plugged in to an amp. To me, they sound more like fat single coils than humbuckers, without the hum. The selector switch is three position, not 5 like most Strat's: Neck, Neck/Bridge, Bridge. The neck PU gives you that round, hollow sound; think Hendrix's "The Wind Cry's Mary". The middle position, i.e. both PU's, gives you that "out of phase sound": think Jackson Brown's " Doctor My Eyes", and the bridge PU gives you that sharp, biting edge tone, somewhere between a Strat bridge and a traditional Gibson bridge Humbucker. Most of all, this guitar plays fantastic! Tuned to a perfect A 440, the strings are slightly more slack than on my 2000 American Deluxe Strat, which allows you to grab that R&B, Hendrix thing that I love. I can't believe this guitar was made overseas! To this point, I've only played it through my Line 6, Spider III, 15 Watt amp. SOUNDS KILLER! I don't gig any more, but would love to crank this Strat through my Fender 100 Watt Twin! To clarify, I'm not saying this guitar compares with my vintage Fender or Gibson guitars. I'm saying for 84 bucks, or it's current GC price of $149.99, this guitar is FANTASTIC!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wish it weren't sparkly, but...

    By Emory

    from Arlington, Virginia

    Site Member

    Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

    I was looking for some good humbuckers on a budget, and if you want the same, look no further. I read other reviews of this guitar asking, "why doesn't this thing cost like five times this much?" and honestly, I'm wondering that now myself. Excepting the tuning machines, this Bullet Strat doesn't feel cheap at all. The neck is quite good, and the pickups sound much better than I expected. This is a really good guitar, period.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wonderfull

    By Darryl

    from Atascadero Cal

    Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

    I bought this guitar because the price was very good. Not Knowing what to expect. This guitar rates a 10 on my list. Its easy to handle, the price is awesome, and it shreds extremely good. Easy to tune, and the output pickups work excellent. One thing I can say is get the whole guitar professionally tuned and you will go right to strumming the blues or playing your rockin riffs flawlessly. I never wrote a review before but I love this guitar. :)

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Recommended

    By Dwain

    from Texas

    Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

    Great guitar, don't let the low price fool you. I bought it about 3 months ago, and have played it daily. It required some adjustments when I first got it (truss rod, bridge) but now it plays like a dream. Great action, nice tone, stays in tune reasonably well. Mine is the red sparkle, its a beautiful glossy metalflake. Much better guitar than the Epiphone of same price range (I have both).

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Silver and Blue sparkle HH

    By Robert

    from Fort Worth Texas

    Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

    I bought a Blue And Silver sparkle HH Squier. Beautiful Guitars. Play very good right out of the box. I now have 10 Squiers. The best guitar buy on the market. Very good quality for the price.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exceptional at this price

    By Dave

    from Erie, PA

    Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

    This would be exceptional at $150. GC had a $89 special and I almost feel guilty of theft. This is a very nice guitar to start out on. Has a good feel and is easy to play. Pickups are a bit week but get the job done. They are quite though which is rare in an inexpensive guitar. Set up well (enough) right out of the box. I read many reviews about the tuners being really bad. I don't find them all that bad. Your never going to confuse them with top end tuners but their ok. A little stiff but they get the job done. Don't get me wrong. They are not great but I wouldn't go to the trouble of replacing them. Did have one small blemish on the back. Seeing as it was on the back and considering the price it wasn't something I would even consider complaining about. As always GC is remarkable at getting exactly what you buy and on time or early. At least in my experiences.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good product

    By Beginner mom

    from Vance, al

    About Me Child

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

      I bought this for my son. It's our first guitar and works great for beginners. I don't know anything about guitars though so I can't compare it to any others.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Get one while they last!

      By Collector

      from Pa.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

        Ok, I just bought a blue one of these today used, but in near perfect condition. I did my usual set-up the way I like my guitars to play and even before I did this, the guitar played well and on an unclean channel (Mod, delay, reverb etc.) I counted 50 seconds of sustain on an open "E" string until it went quiet! This was longer than my Charvel DS-2 that has active pick-ups and is my favorite guitar, and now this one is my 2nd favorite. I was very surprised to say the least!! I like my action low and after the set-up I am glad I bought this one. I now have Strats in every configuration SSS HSS and HH for all my tonal needs.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wish it weren't sparkly, but...

        By Emory

        from Arlington, Virginia

        Site Member

        Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

        I was looking for some good humbuckers on a budget, and if you want the same, look no further. I read other reviews of this guitar asking, ""why doesn't this thing cost like five times this much?"" and honestly, I'm wondering that now myself. Excepting the tuning machines, this Bullet Strat doesn't feel cheap at all. The neck is quite good, and the pickups sound much better than I expected. This is a really good guitar, period.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I am pleased with it.

        By Micah

        from Warner Robins, Georgia

        Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

        I bought this guitar with the intentions of learning how to play. Got it with a Vox Amplug AC30 and AKG K44 headphones. Sounds decent, good enough for me to learn on. The guitar came out of the box with the string height and intonation set very well. The tremolo is a bit wonky for me but I didn't expect to ever really use it anyhow. The switch feels just as good as my friends MIM. The pots all rotate very well, and they work, unlike some full-on or full-off pots. The colors are blah, but the finish is actually very well done. Mine had a small unfinished spot at the base of the neck, not even in the playing area. I mean it cost 100 bucks. If that is the worst of the construction for 100 bucks I believe I can deal with it. Through my friends Super Champ it rings! The humbuckers are nice and clean, which was the biggest shocker to me, given the price paid.

         
        1.0

        ORDERS WERE MIXED UP FROM GUITAR CENTER!

        By Fred

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

        Sorry to say orders were mixed up. I got a really bad (Paint on body was severely cracked 4 times all the way around the around the entire guitar body ). After further inspection the guitar neck, fret board and frets were severely worn. So I was sent a really bad, USED guitar. Called customer service, everything was taken care of . I just now have to wait to get a new one I ordered.

         
        4.0

        Not a bad guitar for the money!

        By Douglas

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

        Bought this guitar to have one with humbuckers but still enjoy the comfort of a Stratocaster. Once it arrived in the store, I played it along with several other humbucker electrics which were comparably priced and always went back to the Bullet Strat. I really liked the sound of the pickups, the sparkle finish, and the playability of the neck. I need to work on filing down the side profile of the frets but once that's done and a set up is completed, its going to be an amazing little guitar. I don't regret the $100 risk to acquire it.

         
        5.0

        GREAT guitar!

        By Geoff

        from ATL

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

          Squire guitars are just as good as the $400+ Fender Strat guitars, in my opinion. The sound and finish on this one is fabulous, and the first time I've seen one with double pickups.

           
          4.0

          GREAT guitar, UPS terrible.

          By Geoff

          from ATL

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Squier Bullet Strat HH with Tremolo:

              Squire guitars are just as good as the $400+ Fender Strat guitars, in my opinion. The sound and finish on this one is fabulous, and the first time I've seen one with double pickups.

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