|1981 Fender Bullet|
|1981 Ad For Bullet Guitar |
with 20 watt Harvard amp
Fender designer John Page put the original instrument together. The first models were made in Asia and shipped un-assembeld to the US.
However Fender did not think the work was up to par and produced the original 1981 guitars in the US putting to use left over parts from other guitars.
That is the neck pickup was angled on the treble side and the bridge pickup was parallel to the bridge. The switch was a three position Stratocaster Switchcraft version. The two potentiometer knobs for volume and tone were black Stratocaster knobs.
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|Fender Bullet Deluxe|
I've seen them with rosewood and maple necks.
|1982 Bullet S-3|
In 1982-83 the guitar was redesigned to look like a slightly smaller version of the Stratocaster. The guitar came in several versions. The S-3 had 3 Mustang type pickups with white covers positioned in the normal Strat fashion and a five way blade switch.
|1982 Bullet H-2|
The H-2 had 2 Fender humbucker (that were actually Mustang pickups side to side. Alongside the 3 way blade switch were two pushbutton switches that enable coil tapping. The H-1 was similar, but only had one pickup near the bridge.
|1982 Bullet Bass|
A Bullet bass was also produced. It was a smaller bodied version of a Precision bass with Mustang bass pickups.
|1982 Fender Bullet S-3|
These guitars came in black, white, red or cream. The controls were volume and tone. The input was on the top where the second tone control would be found on a Stratocaster. These were hard tail instruments.
|1981 Fender Bullet with case|
|1984 Squier Bullet|
Although they are student instrument, in my opinion they are still great players and bargains. Particularly the 1981's which have Tele neck and Kluson tuners.
Jr. Brown had his original Guit-Steel made from Fender Bullet parts.
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