Squier Strat Mini review by Fender

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.3 (29 votes)
Fender: Squier Strat Mini

Price paid: $ 100

Purchased from: Fox's Music

Sound — 8
It has a great sound. I play metal/emo/hard rock and it sounds great on all of those. I have also played some country (regretably) and some acoustic songs on it, also. The country sounds good on the bridge pickup, the acoustic, too. Though it can't get out tapping solos on it very well. I tried Hot For Teacher by Van Halen, and I have to put the volume all the way up on both my amp and guitar to hear all the taps clearly. Otherwise the guitar has good sound.

Overall Impression — 9
I play metal/emo/hard rock and this is perfect, with the five way Switch. If you play country or any other kind of guitar based music, this will be great for you. This is a perfect first guitar for someone between the ages of 10-13 or someone with a small build.

Reliability & Durability — 10
The build on this is great. The strap pegs feel strong enough to last years. The neck is fitted rightly on to the guitar. The finish feels like they put enough so that you scratch it with a coin and would still be there. Everthing feels solid. I would go in to any performance without any back up at all.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The entire guitar was put great, and perfect. Everything was in place, and feels great. The tuning pegs are the only problem. It is hard to turn them, so it can be difficult to get your tuning dead on. The only strings that it happens on are the Low e, a, and d strings. Otherwise the guitar was set up right.

Features — 9
This is a really nice guitar, actually. It is just bigger than a rockband Strat controller. Great on hands between 10-13. The frets feel smooth, ebony. The strings that come with the guitar could be replaced though. The tuning knobs can also be a little coarse, so it can take a while to tune. It has a five way pickup Switch. A tone control for the neck and bridge pick ups, and a volume control. Three single coil pickups, and can give a good sound to whatever you're playing. I do suggest that they put a whammy in future models.

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