Tell me about the Squier Venus

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Tell me about the Squier Venus

Post by JamesSGBrown » Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:43 am

May be trying one of these soon... in black with matching headstock. Not cheap (approx £700- is that a silly price?).
However, I've always wanted a hardtail Strat with hotter pickups, and have no need for a middle pickup. Could this fit the bill? I'd probably replace all the electronics and have the pickups rewound to t-top bridge and '69 custom shop neck specs...

I know the adjustomatic 12" bridge is mismatched to the 9.5" radius, but this can be solves with some files by a tech.

What we saying? Are they good guitars, or is it just the rarity factor driving them up? £700 seems silly for a Squier, but not for a rare CIJ Fender...

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Re: Tell me about the Squier Venus

Post by ShatoonBringerOfCorn » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:47 am

£700 seems silly for a Squier
cries in baritone Jazzmaster

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Re: Tell me about the Squier Venus

Post by BearBoy » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:06 am

I've got two Venuses (?): a green Venus and a black Venus XII. Personally I think they're great guitars. £700 does seem a lot but they don't come up for sale in the UK very often and, like you say, that isn't crazy money for a Japanese Fender, which is essentially what they are.

Re the six string, I love the sound of the neck pick up but find the stock bridge HB pretty meh tbh. Sounds like you're intending to swap the pick ups out anyway so that won't be an issue. The lack of a tone control could be limiting for some people. Are you intending to add one when you redo the electronics?

Neck is chunkier than my ideal but I tend to like pretty thin necks.

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Re: Tell me about the Squier Venus

Post by BearBoy » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:11 am

ShatoonBringerOfCorn wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:47 am
£700 seems silly for a Squier
cries in baritone Jazzmaster
I know. Kicking myself for not getting one of the black ones when I had the chance.

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Re: Tell me about the Squier Venus

Post by SignoftheDragon » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:10 am

I've had 2 Venii, (both XIIs) and they are great guitars- nice and solid.

They are a bit on the pricy side, ($1000ish for the XII is average) but they have a solid build and a cool look. (See also- the "Mercury Guitars, Anyone?" thread for the whole messed up story of the design on these- it's a bit of a tear-jerker)

If it fits the bill, pick one up! Everyone seems to love them.

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Re: Tell me about the Squier Venus

Post by JamesSGBrown » Tue May 11, 2021 1:36 am

Well.... NGD for me! More details to follow

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