Squier Bullet Mustang (HH) 6 String Electric Guitar

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90 out of 100. Incorporating 425+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$180
Squier Bullet Mustang
Squier Bullet Mustang

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 90/100 is based on analysis of 425+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The Fender Mustang was made popular by alternative rock guitarists like Kurt Cobain back in the '90s, but its origins go way back to 1964.

And now more than half a decade after it was first introduced, the Mustang design is alive and well, and is represented in the entry-level market by the Squier Bullet Mustang.

This budget friendly version of the Mustang brings with it the same offset waist, short scale neck, and double cutaway profile, but with a more streamlined approach to its electronics.

Features

  • Body: Basswood
  • Finish: Imperial Blue, Black
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Hard Tail
  • Pickups: Standard Humbucker x 2
  • Neck: Maple
  • Scale Length: 24"
  • Fingerboard: Laurel
  • Neck Shape: C Shape
  • Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.650
  • Controls: Volume, Tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way Switch

Pros

Being a short scale guitar at 24", many find the Squier Bullet Mustang to be easy to play. It also gets a lot of kudos for its humbucker tone, which users describe as good enough for rock and similar styles of music. Many owners also report that this guitar gave them more than their money's worth.

Cons

Tuning instability is mentioned a few times in reviews, while others report getting better results after replacing the default strings.

Overall

If you're looking for a good entry-level short-scale electric guitar, then this is for you.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Cheap Beginner Electric Guitars Under $200.

About the Author

Alexander BrionesAlexander Briones

He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.