Squier Sonic Mustang HH review – the best-value offset electric in the world?

Squier has reimagined its entry-level Bullet models as the Sonic series – and for under $200, you get a lot of beginner-friendly fun for your money

Squier Sonic Mustang HH
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Guitar World Verdict

There's no argument to be had with the build, sound or playability of this entry-level offset, and with its shorter scale, it might just be the ideal beginner guitar for young players.


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    Supremely playable.

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    The 24" scale makes it more compact for smaller players.

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    It looks cool.

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    Unbeatable value.


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    Factory setup needed a bit of TLC.

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We raved about the original Squier Bullet Mustang when it was doing the rounds a few years ago, and now the short-scale six-string electric guitar is back in Sonic form. 

But is it good enough to rival what some people were calling the king of beginner offsets? Well, if our ultra-cool Flash Pink, maple fretboard-equipped, dual humbucker-loaded example is anything to go by, the signs are very promising indeed. 

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.