Price paid: $ 150
Purchased from: GC
Sound — 7
This guitar is a pretty good combination of affordability and playabilty. Thus saying, it doesn't sound that great. I mainly play classic Rock or british invasion sort of stuff which makes the single coils kinda pointless. On most amps, it will give you this buzz on certain channels but on a clean channel it sounds pretty good. Don't buy this if your a speed metal freak.
Overall Impression — 6
I personally think that it is a great guitar for your first six months of playing but doubt it'll take you much further than that. If it were stolen I would not think twice in taking the money and running to an Agile LP or Epiphone. The great thing is though, it's pretty easy to figure out.
Reliability & Durability — 6
I like this guitar as a first guitar but don't plan on gigging with it. The neck is starting to show signs of wear and tear after only 3 months. I think if I dropped mine, it would break. The wiring was horrible. I think with Squier we assume a sort of better quality for lasting ability but I doubt we should.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The inital setup was okay and the action was kinda low. The pickups did need some adjustment. If you wanted to mod a guitar, I wouldn't actually suggest this. The wood is really cheap and you'd have to buy a new neck. still take it as it is and save an extra 50 or 100 dollars and step up if your buying a modding guitar.
Features — 4
I really don't like the fact that it was made in Indonesia and honestly it's a very average Strat. With the right amp it might sound better. The wood is probably very cheap and very close to a baseball bat neck. Still better than the LP 100 but I wouldn't buy this for the neck.