The guitar is decent for a starter. If you have been playing less than a year I think it will be ok. The amp is going to suck. For $249 you may be able to buy the guitar and amp separate and get a better deal quality wise on the amp. If you have the time to shop (I advise to make time) check separate instruments and amps, as I have the suspicion that you may have been playing long enough that you may not be satisfied with packs.