I'm thinking of buying a fender squire off an old friend and want to give them a fair price. It's a fender squire, Korean, 1994 with a serial number CN432***. It's in half decent nick with a few bumps and bruises. What do you think?
ok. does the neck have a glossy laquer on it?
It's been a long time since I looked at it but I don't think so.
I have one also, which must be one of the earlier Korean ones - I bought 2nd hand it in 89 or 90. It used to have a high-gloss neck before I matted it with steel wool. Neck is real nice though, albeit with a couple of worn frets now. Good Gotoh tuners and Fender pressed-steel bridge. The pickups are junky things with a ceramic bar magnet stuck over the back, but it still does that strat quack very well indeed. I might change the pups if I thought new ones wouldn't be worth more than the guitar.
Yeah, I'd say the pickups are the weakest thing, mine don't really get the in-between sounds well, although the single pickup sounds are pretty good!