Price paid: C$ 25
Sound — 6
I play a huge variety of music, Pink Floyd, System Of A Down, Metallica, Nirvana, Iron Maiden, and the Beatles are just a few examples. This guitar can handle most of the songs I play with some effectiveness. But the guitar can handle a power chord which uses 4 strings or more. It can handle metal or hard rock sytles okay, but it is downright awful to play punk songs on. Old punk bands which use a lot of chords sound the worst. I use a basic amp with little effects other than distortion. This guitar is annoying. The sounds isn't rich and the guitar is noisy. It will hum after a minute or two without touching it. Then again, some of this may be because of the guitar's wear, it is years old and apparently has been dropped down a flight of stairs.
Overall Impression — 5
I'm just starting guitar, and have been playing for about 4 or 5 months. My first guitar was a really bad Acoustic, so even if this guitar is pretty bad it was an upgrade. For beginners, this guitar is good. But you'll get bored of it quick. After a year, max, you'll want a new one. In Canada, for around, 50 bucks more you can get a better Squire model. The sound of the guitar bothers me the most. This wasn't a big investment for me, and I'm just waiting for this thing to break so I can buy a new guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 7
This guitar will withstand near anything. Like I said, it has been dropped down the stairs and been smashed accidently on walls and doors. But it still sounds okay. I'm a new guitarist, so I don't play live, so I have no say on that. The strap buttons aren't the best, the guitar has a tendancy to slip off. This guitar doesn't sound too good even if you buy it new, but it will last. Almost any part can be fixed or bought.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
The guitar was well set up when I got it. Pick-ups are okay, strings are fine. Only the 1st string is a problem. It was put on very poorly, so after a month or two it snapped off. But then again, I got it used. Otherwise the guitar was built well. Newer versions come with a basic amp and cable, for about 130 CAD, and that is a good deal.
Features — 5
This guitar is an old model made in China and bought in Canada. Has 21 frets and a rosewood fingerboard. I'm picky with the fingerboard, so in my opinion this guitar is annoying to play. It's in the sytle of a regular Strat, nothing too special. Volume, 2 Tones, and a 5 way pick-up is given. Most Bullets have 3, but for some odd reason mine has 5. They guy I got it from said it was custom, but he lies a lot.