Another new guitar day!

I did it again. I bought another guitar. Somebody stop me!

Anyway, here it is in the state that I got it:

MIM Squier Series Stratocaster

MIM Squier Series Stratocaster

Not bad, huh? Overall it is in pretty good shape, with no major damage or missing parts. The fretboard is dry and caked with dirt/lint. The frets are in serious need of a polishing. The switch tip is cracked. I have no idea if it even works.

Still, the price was right, and it will be a great platform for modifications. First up will be a new tremolo/bridge unit, and then I will swap the tuners for the ones that are currently on my MIM Standard Stratocaster. After that, it may need a nut and some electronics upgrades. Then, I think I am going to paint it a different color.

When all is said and done, I expect it to be a pretty nice guitar!

The cleanup is complete, and here are the photos. I didn’t clean the tremolo, since it will be replaced, nor did I spend much time on the tuners beyond a basic wipedown.

Fender Squier Series Stratocaster - Cleaned up

Fender Squier Series Stratocaster – Cleaned Up

Fender Squier Series Stratocaster - Headstock

Fender Squier Series Stratocaster – Headstock

Fender Squier Series Stratocaster - Body

Fender Squier Series Stratocaster – Body

More pictures to show the aged plastic:

MIM Squier Series - Pickups

MIM Squier Series – Pickups

MIM Squier Series - Knobs

MIM Squier Series – Knobs

MIM Squier Series - Wiring

MIM Squier Series – Wiring

Let the fun begin!