Price paid: $ 418
Purchased from: Musos Corner, Newcastle NSW
Sound — 8
This suits my music style nicely, as I play punk/rock. I wouldn't use this guitar as a lead, mainly a rythm guitar. I use Marshall amps and I also use my little SX practice amp. Sounds great through both. Yeah the distortion is very loud, I myself also have to turn it down when using distortion. This guitar, like I said, should be used as a rythem guitar, but, can also be used as a lead, as it can produce nice high bright sounds on the frets closer to the body.
Overall Impression — 10
I play punk/rock, great match for that style, but could be used for basically any other style, depends what effects/amps you use I guess. I have been playing for 3 years, I have Fender 72' Telecaster (nearly the same as this), SX Strat and Mexican Fender Strat. If this was stolen, I would definetly order another one in. I love the colous and the distortion sound. I don't hate anything about this. My favourite feature would have to be the maple neck, I love the look of it. I compared it with an Epiphone SG-400, I liked this sound better so I chose it, but it was a close call. Uhh I wouldn't mind it having another humbucker in the neck postion, but life goes, I like it how it is.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I use this guitar Live when playing, have used it up to 15 times, still going good as gold, excellent. It seems like it will last, as it looks like it did when I opened it from the box. The strap buttons were not solid, my strap kept on coming off, so I added some strap locks to it, now it's cool. I've heard squires are really bad quality, as I only bought this due to deryck whibleys make, but after playing this, I'd rate squires right up there with the best.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
I had this guitar ordered in from Sydney, NSW, when I recieved it, where you plug your lead into, was broken, so I had to take it back and get it fixed. The pick-ups were fine. Everything else was excellent, other than the plug-in on the side. That was the only problem.
Features — 8
Designed in 2007 by Deryck Whibley and Fender/Squire, made in Indonesia I think. 21 frets on the ever so lovely maple neck. Only 2 controls are given, volume and Tone. The body is olympic white, with a black pickguard. With Duncan-Designed HB-120. Very basic design, but great quality for the price.