Price paid: $ 129
Purchased from: Sam Ash Music nyc
Sound — 8
This is a very thin guitar, but the sound carries on very well. There is slight buzzing but nothing stand out annoying. The back of the guitar is ceramic so it does not pick up all the bumps and hit sounds an Acoustic would normally take. The electrics in this guitar are very very impressive. It has an amazing preamp so hooking this guitar to a PA system would still sound good. It really has a good sound but the strings it come with I would tell you to change you're strings soon after purchase.
Overall Impression — 9
Overall this is a great guitar. Fun and easy to play. Nice sound, sturdy build, and great looks. It could be built to be a little louder, but the volume is definately good for playing by yourself, around friends, or even a small show. I haven't noticed too much that I dislike about the guitar. I have noticed that the tuner on it could be a little more sturdy but it will last. Overall I recommend this guitar to anyone looking for an Acoustic. I played it in the store and compared it to a Ibanez and a Washburn and I prefer this over those two models I tried. They did just stop making this guitar so it may become slightly harder to get in like 5 years, but now is a good time to get them.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar is a very sturdy Acoustic. I feel like it will last through shows and rough playing. It is built with a very sturdy feeling which is very good. Nothing seems to be wearing off, no sharp frets, no loose electrics, and it is not easily dented. It can definately be used at gigs. The hardware on this will last. And the strap buttons are extremely solid. The ceramic back on this guitar also protects it and the electrics inside. It is very well put together.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
This guitar was perfect straight from the box. It did feature a rather high action towards the body of the guitar, but I prefer that. I personally have not noticed any flaws and I have been playing this guitar for over a week. Nothing is misaligned and it is built great. Nothing had to be adjusted on mine. If you do happen to prefer low action on Acoustic guitars, it is an easy fix on this one.
Features — 8
This is a standard 22 fret, Fender Stratacoustic. It has many likeable features. It is all electric style and shape. It of course resembles a Stratocaster shape and design. This guitar does have an electric neck which makes playing very comfortable and easy. It is also a bolt on neck which is good so that you can switch necks at ease. It is an Acoustic-electric so it did come with a cable, but that is no big deal. This guitar does have a built in tuner and it works perfect and is easy to use. Unfortunately it did not come with a gig bag, but I fit it into another Fender gig bag That I had. It is a think guitar so it fits into some electric guitar gig bags which is very useful.