Price paid: $ 200
Purchased from: guitar center
Sound — 6
The sound is bad. Unplugged its great but plugged in to a amp it make more noise when your not playing then when you are. Really noisey but it's 85947838957489789 times worst on the 1st, 3rd, 5th, settings (the 5-way selector knob). Really good for rock and metal. Not that bad for country rock stuff.
Overall Impression — 2
Not a good guitar, ok for a begginer but they will grow out of it quickly.
Reliability & Durability — 2
There a few problems with this guitar. My strap is always falling off. It is really really noisy so it's not good for being a main guitar or backup (that is unless you change the pickups). The finish will stay on but its a dull finish.
Action, Fit & Finish — 4
The finish is nice seen better but its ok. The tremlo bar is always it the way of my hand so it slows me down. And There no real flaws but the pickup selector sucks. Imput jack always falls in the body.
Features — 6
I own a 2004 Squire Strat. There 2 tone knobs with do nothing to this guitar's sound. The pickups suck because theres alway a buzz (but I figure how to get rid of it, turn you amp volume up but leave the volume knob on the guitar at 2, 3 or 4). Doesn't hold a tuning well. And bending burings the turn down 2 steps.