Squier Bullet Mustang review

Is Squier’s entry-level Bullet Mustang the king of beginner-friendly electric guitars?

Squier Bullet Mustang review
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Guitar World Verdict

The Squier Bullet Mustang is without a doubt one of the top electric guitars for anyone looking to start their playing journey on the right path. Although aimed at beginners, it’s capable of some truly sophisticated tones and delivers a fun, easy playing experience. Squier is well-known for making some killer electrics for smaller budgets, and the Bullet Mustang is no exception.


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    Easy playability

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    Short scale neck is small people friendly

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    Squier has a reputation for quality

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    Pickups are surprisingly good


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    Might feel a bit too small for some

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Squier - being the budget-friendly arm of Fender - has been responsible for some of the best beginner electric guitars that you can get your hands on. If you’ve ever listened to music we guarantee you’ll have heard a Fender - or possibly even a Squier - electric guitar.

Squier has many different ranges within its ranks, with ‘Bullet’ being the entry-level offering. Unlike some other guitar companies, coming in on the ground floor with a Squier guitar isn’t the disappointing move you’d expect, with some fantastic build quality and value for money shining through. If you’re looking for a beginner electric guitar and want a great place to start, or you’re someone with small hands, then the Squier Bullet Mustang could be the one for you. 

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James Farmer

James is a freelance writer and former Junior Deals Writer at Guitar World. Before writing, James worked as a guitar salesman at a local music store, so he knows a thing or two about matching people with their perfect instruments. James also has experience working in other areas of the music trade, having briefly worked for online music distributor, RouteNote. James is a guitarist, bassist and drummer and has also toured the UK and Europe with his old band Hypophora.