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Another seller trying to pass off a Squier as a Fender...it never ends

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bobcruz, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    It a Squier...says it right there.
  2. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
    Fender makes Squier, A Squier is a Fender.
  3. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    95.3% of all Squier owners prefer them to Fender anyway.
  4. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Hence your avatar?
    timobee4, 2cooltoolz and staurosjohn like this.
  5. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    I'm not a Squier owner.
  6. angst178


    Oct 22, 2009
    To be fair it does have Fender on the headstock
  7. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    LOL! Yeah. Nice of them to include that footnote on the decal.
  8. fly agaric

    fly agaric

    Jan 18, 2016
    Was very excited to find a Fender Jazz bass for sale for under $200 and when I showed up to purchase, it was a Fender on the headstock but on the end, in fine print, it is labeled as a Squire series.

    I don't how a Fender Squire series is different from a strait up Squire or a lower end Fender.

    I ended up buying it and it mostly sits in my closet. It can be a solid backup. But I think I'd rather hold onto my old imitation P-bass to be my backup. Has sentimental value.

    Every Squire bass I've come across has neck issues. This one is going to need a truss rod adjustment here soon.

    JustForSport likes this.
  9. JustForSport


    Nov 17, 2011
    Fender Squier Series.

    From photo above:
    "It's Fender's first true 5-string Precision"

    That's not Fender?
    paddydaddyo, pbassrules and NJSouth like this.
  10. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I've yet to see one with neck issues...of course, I've only played a dozen or so.
  11. fly agaric

    fly agaric

    Jan 18, 2016
    Keep in mind, I live in a dry climate. I think that has something to do with it.

    I didn't mean to imply that my anecdotal experiences on a limited set counted as evidence.
    pbassrules and jd56hawk like this.
  12. radioripster


    Sep 30, 2008
    It only bugs me when I do searches for Fenders. Tons of Squires come up.

    That's cool too, but sometimes I just want to zero in on Fender. Anyway...pfft..no big deal.
    Grey.Wolf and Garret Graves like this.
  13. alembicguy

    alembicguy I operate the worlds largest heavey equipment Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007

    Don't think that they are trying to pass it off. The above picture is from the link you provided. The pic is the top right corner of the ad. If you were to buy this and think your getting something else without reading the entire ad then you get what you get.
    alltomorrowsparties and crentest like this.
  14. I get what the OP is implying. They have it listed in the title as a Fender instead of a Squier. I doubt it was done to intentionally mislead customers but it could be confusing to someone who doesn't understand the difference.
  15. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    I'm beginning to wonder if this ad header was a mistake or rather an example of a transition into using the Fender name much like Fender did with the Chinese Modern Player series. Could this be the beginning of a "folding" of their economy brands into the larger Fender name recognition family to help bolster sales in this market? Just wondering
  16. el basso

    el basso Supporting Member

    I always correct the spelling of "Squier" - because often it leads to bad searches.
    petch and SpanishDave like this.
  17. wmhill


    Aug 20, 2012
    upstate NY
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    i believe it's spelled "skwyre" .... obviously this is a scam!
    hintz and SunnBass like this.
  18. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    This is clearly an error in the heading and not a case of someone trying to pass something for what it is not. GC can be frustrating but they aren't going to set themselves up for this kind of trouble.
    SteveCS, Matthew_84 and M.R. Ogle like this.
  19. It is a Squier by Fender

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