Obey Squiers

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Not so long ago, Squier rolled out 4 guitars with Obey graphics.Not sure if the graphics were indeed done by Shepard Fairey (founder of Obey) himself, but these guitars sure were pretty to look at.

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The Indonesian made series featured 2 Strats and 2 Teles with agathis body, HSS configuration with Duncan Designed humbuckers.

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I love the fact that these guitars have no pickguards and huge Strat headstocks.

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While not a big fan of the distressed hardware found here (the input jack, tuners and bridge were heavily oxidised from factory), I must say that overall these guitars are interesting and worth a look especially if bought at a good price. I believe the last Strat and Tele are going for $400 each at Swee Lee as this blog is being typed.

Here’s a video review.

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It’s even more interesting to know that a Shepard Fairey artwork Tele is going for about $15000 at the same local guitar store.

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Other Shepard Fairey artwork guitars are known to sell for US$17000 on overseas forums.

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I happen to miss out on a deal on an Obey Collage Strat recently due to my reluctance to part with an extra $30. I’d admit I’m a terrible miser and has since kicked myself many times for missing the deal.

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Let’s see if a used one comes along in future. 🙂

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*photos from strat-talk forum, tpdri, offset guitars and schoolguitar.co.kr

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