Sound — 1
noisy buzzing pickups. no sustain at all.
Overall Impression — 2
Not worth the $100. Save up the extra $150 and get a pretty nice squier. their top end squiers cost like $350 and are fantastic. Squier is a guitar company made for beginners.
Reliability & Durability — 1
not reliable at all if you want to advance your skills.
Action, Fit & Finish — 2
it atleast looks ok. Even though you can tell its a huge Strat ripoff. the action was way to high.
Features — 2
Well first off i read the reviews on here and other sites for this guitar and you can tell a bunch of noobs wrote them. The starcaster obviously sucks. " It is mad of pretty soft wood, but it makes it light for holding up easy. I like that it has a metal bar so the neck won't bend over the years. One bad thing about it is there is a bad humming, but this could be easily resolved. The volume Switch is kind of hard to turn. When you set the harmonics on it though it doesn't go out a tune at all hardly. The best strings for it are Erney Ball Super Slinkys. I think it is very unique for a pretty cheap guitar." hate to tell this kid... ALL GUITARS HAVE A METAL ROD IN THE NECK. ALSO SET THE HARMONICS... OH MY. anyway. this guitar is a good starter guitar not going to lie. i was fortunate enough to know alot about guitars way before i even started to play and i started off on an Epiphone les paul. this guitar may sound great or be great to new kids but it really isnt.