SA-100 Acoustic Starter Pack review by Squier

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  • Sound: 6
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.8 Good
  • Users' score: 7.3 (25 votes)
Squier: SA-100 Acoustic Starter Pack

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 6
It really fis my style of music, a bluesy and mellow tone. it's very rich and bright in tone, very loud for such a cheap guitar. If I sometimes reconfigure the strings, or stuff, it can make kool music. The bends I make it are very pernounced, and tapping doesn't fade away very fast either. Problem is, the guitar is large and very bulky, and the accessablity to the higher frets are nearly impossible. The sound I recieve up there stink bad.

Overall Impression — 9
I play mainly just blues. Rock come with it, but mostly blues, so this guitar has the tone to match it all. I've been playing for 2 years, and I own a electric Peavey Predator international series, a target amp, and a old classical guitar that I still have not found Who made it. If I lost it, or if it broke, I'd get a new one, but I trust this guitar with my heart. it's very connected to my playing and I'm gonna treat it like a 25000 dollar guitar. Great guitar, super low price. I don't hate anything about this guitar. Nothing at all. I compared this to a Ibanez 300 dollar, and even though the Ibanez came on top, I'd rather have this Squier. I don't want anything else from this guitar.

Reliability & Durability — 8
Yeah, this guitar can withstand Live playing, but itsnot really fit for Live, more for practice and play. All the pieces on the guitar are solid and whatever punishment it takes, the parts never seem to fall apart. I'd trust this guitar for playing to a large audience, but I would rather want this one as a back up. it's cheap and the tone is nothing compared to top makers like Ibanez, Gibson, and Epiphone. My finish doesn't wear off at all, and I doubt it will.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
It was made very well, capable of withstanding my continuous bangs and accidental drops. The guitar was made perfectly, boting wrong, but the saddle seems very primitively made. Chunks of it seemed to be missing, but it had no effect what so ever to my playing. It never let me down when I needed some good noise in a song. I usually can't hear people speaking to me when I use it.

Features — 7
This guitar was made in china, perhaps estimate 2006. It's got 20 frets, fat neck, made of seemingly mahogany, and it's a solid top guitar. Its body is also mahogany, It's got a transparent top, and body of a dreadnought. It's got a regular acoustic bridge, I'm not sure what those are called, but with a plastic pin, and then you slip the ball of the string end in and yea, put the plastic pin back in. This is a active electronics company, and lots of people I know like the makes of Squier. It had a included gig bag, picks, and a music book.

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    i chnged the strings on mine, it buzzez, like the dude a few comments abouve said. and vampirevalo, get DR strings, i cant spell the entire name, but their brand rules, dude
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    weejoe2t7 wrote: dis guitar is really good it was my 1st guitar n i will neva throw it out..... it sounds brilliant n ive performed wiv it on stage. i recommend dis guitar to any starter
    god dude SHUT UP. you dont have to type like a dumbass if its a speech impediment. that kinda stuff doesnt affect typing. god.
    i would recommend D'Addarios strings if you can, but ya this is my first and only Acoustic so i dont really know good tone. its good enough for me...and cheap enough. mine pulled up out of the body at the bridge, so now i drilled it back and now its a Frankein-Squier. I keep it tuned half step down to help me keep the strings down from the unusually high action
    well, the Squier acoustic value pack with SA-100 is 400 RON (that's romanian money), that's about 130$, and the Fender CD-60 is 425RON (about 140$)... of course, you don't get all that stuff (gig bag, pitch pipes, picks and a Fender instruction book) but the Fender is much better