Squier ll

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oleskool, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. oleskool


    Sep 27, 2011
    Detroit, Mi.
    I saw a squier ll made in India p-Bass today, so what's the story on them? Anything valuable about them? It looked good to be so old and dusty. How were the pick ups and electronics? Nothing in the store to try it out plugged in.
  2. b_carville


    Jun 26, 2008
    I only ever played an Indian Squier once.
    It was really heavy and sounded great. Sounded like my old '76 P bass.
    I was told( I could be wrong) that the electronics & hardware were not made in India and they used leftover Japanese parts. Don't know if that's true or not. I'm also told they were made from Cedar wood but don't quote me on that either. The one I played was a white P. I was going to buy it but waited a day and it was sold. They aren't common
  3. waynobass


    Feb 27, 2008
    If the store has a return policy, just buy it! It's probably an inexpensive yet rock-solid instrument.
  4. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    If its under $150 your doing good so long as the neck is good and it works. The necks are very nice, the bodies are laminate.
  5. b_carville


    Jun 26, 2008
    As far as value goes I've seen people trying to get $ 295 for them.
    They have a slighted collectable mojo then the average Squier but that's a high price. The one I played two years ago the store wanted $99.95. I wouldn't pay too high a price.
  6. oleskool


    Sep 27, 2011
    Detroit, Mi.
    Yea they won't go lower than $199.00. I left it there. Don't think I'm going back. I would rather get a brand new vintage modified.
  7. brl312


    Nov 19, 2012
    I bought a squier ll off eBay several years ago for around 80 bucks. I was the only bid and no reserve. I received the bass. Man it was awesome. Checked with fender about the ss#. To my surprise fender told me I had a somewhat rare piece. It was made in the CA factory after some fire in Mexico in the late 80's early 90's. It's played many shows since I received it. Never had an issue. It's my number 1 guitar.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2016
  8. brl312


    Nov 19, 2012
    Here's my girl from above post.

  9. elgranluis


    Feb 14, 2003
    El paso, TX
    I've only ever seen this on guitars. Good to know there are some basses floating around as well.
  10. Teacher


    May 3, 2012
    I have a soft spot in my heart for those old Squier II models, as I taught myself to play on one. I had no idea they made some in India, though. mine was Korean.
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  11. jaybones


    Mar 4, 2015
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    I heard of that with guitars, and also heard it was a rumor.
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  12. brl312


    Nov 19, 2012
    If it was a rumor it was started by Fender. lol. Either way I love mine.
  13. Here in the UK we had basses that looked like this under the SUNN brand by Fender, these were made in India & if memory serves me they were not that bad. Certainly alright for modding if you wanted to.