Price paid: € 190
Sound — 8
I play all sorts of styles and i think that this guitar has pretty good sound for a guitar this cheap. It sounds better with my Roland Micro Cube than with the amp included in the package. The two tone knobs are not making almost any difference to the sound and some of the pickups are a little noisy.
Overall Impression — 9
This guitar is a very good guitar for beginners and suits me great although the amp and the rest of the accessories werent as good. The guitar can be not so well set up but i think its individual from guitar to guitar. It looks great and has good reliability and a good choice if you really want the Fender name. A good overall guitar
Reliability & Durability — 9
I dont gig, i am more of a bedroom rocker :D but i think it would do well if i did gig. The finish seems great, ive had this guitar for more than half a year now and there are almost no flaws at all, i play on it almost every day.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The guitar did not have good action when i first played on it but thats pretty easy to adjust because the pack included a wrench both for the bridge and the saddle/nut. The pickups were also a little low but i adjusted that too. Besides of that this guitar is well made.
Features — 9
This was my first electric guitar. The guitar was made in China. It features a rosewood fretboard with 21 frets, the body is made of agathis and the neck is maple. Ive got the black one. Its got the two tone knobs and one volume knob, the 5-way selector switch. I dont know the name of the pickups, they are factory pickups. It also has a tremolo bar. The guitar looks great especially the shell pickguard. The amp is a Squier 10 w, with volume, treble and bass knobs, two channels: clean and overdrive and also a headphone output. The amp is decent for beginners but as your playing improves you would maybe want to buy a better one. I also got a cable, electronic tuner, guitar stand, gig bag, guitar strap, some picks and a instructional dvd. All these accessories are not very good but enough for beginners.