Squier by Fender 1994 MIC Stratocaster, “1/2 Moon” Bullet: Vintage Burst with 94 Fender MIM Pickups

The 1/2 Moon “Bullet” Squier Stratocasters are a mixed lot….. These were made in Korea and China and were made with different specifications, and thus different hardware and wood.

This has an “NC” serial number and was made in China. This guitar has the basic dimensions of a Standard Stratocaster, including a 1.75″ width at the top wing. These guitars were more handmade than mass produced, so the same models made in the same factory, can be very different sounding instruments even from the same year. It is not surprising to find some incredibly unique pickups in these NC guitars….. or some duds…. We did not like the pickups that came with this guitar when we bought it, so we swapped them out and upgraded with 1994 Fender MIM pickups.

This was one of our refresh, plus+ instruments. In addition to our standard refresh, we added new knobs, pickups, pickup covers as the originals were damaged and not recoverable. The body is like new. All of our Stratocasters will come with a Tremolo bar and a cover for the back access panel, unless noted. All used Stratocasters will also come with a used, but not abused, instrument bag.


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Lorien Guitar Recovery Refurbished Instruments

In addition to selling newer factory refurbished instruments, Lorien Guitar Recovery is in the business of recovering unique older Epiphone, Squier, Mexican Fender, and other mid-range guitars for resale.

This instrument was refurbished by Lorien Guitar Recovery. Unlike a typical used guitar, this one was completely checked out, and tested by skilled guitar Technicians, and then put through a multi-point refresh and refurbish process

Our Refurbish Process

First we inspect the instrument for any physical or functional issues or damage. If the instrument has too much damage or does not meet minimum requirements, it is disassembled for parts and recycled; if it meets basic requirements it is refurbished. This is what we do:

  • All old hardware items that are damaged or non-functional are removed
  • All old strings are removed
  • All surfaces are treated and/or polished; dents and chips are repaired when appropriate
  • Rosewood pieces and fretboards are oiled with Lemon oil
  • Hardware is inspected, screws and nuts are tightened; non-functional pieces are replaced
  • Electronics, if present, are tested, and all contacts cleaned; broken electronics are replaced
  • Saddles and nuts are inspected, and if compromised, they are replaced.
  • The instrument is then re-assembled with new strings
  • The instrument receives a basic setup for playability.

We try to stay “original”, but we never have the history of these older guitars, so we don’t know if they came to us already altered, so we never claim originality. But we do refresh a lot of older Squiers and we can make intelligent guesses. Look to our descriptions as to the items we added or changed.

Our Mission

Too many used instruments get rejected, and tossed into a closet, or outright thrown away, or sent to thrift stores. And too many people, who should be able to learn an instrument, can’t afford to buy one or only one that is hard to play.

We believe every instrument should have a second chance, and every aspiring guitar player, should have a chance to buy a good guitar, at a fair price…. This is one of those guitars…. Don’t let it pass you by…. I offer my guitars at a fair price, but open the option for a best offer. We have to reject low-ball offers, but always consider honest ones. Try it; I may be in a good mood today! If you have a low budget or no budget, let us know. We’ll do our best to get you an instrument that is playable and affordable.

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