Best Squier guitars 2024: Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jaguars and more for the budget-conscious player

Three Squier electric guitars lined up against a wooden panel wall
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Everyone knows Squier produces budget-friendly versions of Fender guitars. However, to paint Squier solely as a 'beginner guitar' brand is unwise. The best Squier guitars are excellent instruments in their own right, with the models currently being produced among the best we've ever seen. 

It's fair to say Squier is on a very impressive winning streak at the moment. The build quality is high, the finishing is superb and better yet, and the pickups currently offer some incredible tones that aren't too far off their Fender counterparts. They're reliable too, so if you're a gigging musician looking for something to take out on the road, a decent Squier could be a great shout. 

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Rob Laing

Rob is the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar, he worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including as Editor of Total Guitar. He's currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with his own songs and is enjoying playing covers in function bands.

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