Price paid: $ 200
Purchased from: Peeler Music (local store)
Sound — 6
My style is alternative and heavy rock and the guitar is ok for that, but I bought a new Line 6 amp and a switchboard (Switchboard I got for free from a friend) so I could have more sounds. It can get noisy at times,especially with the switchboard and it has rich, full, sound. It just has the 5 way pickup selector so that is is basically it.
Overall Impression — 8
My style is alternative and heavy rock and the guitar is ok for that, but not for a gig or recording just for home use. I've been playing guitar for 4 years. I also play Bass guitar and own a Silvertone Bass, black, guitar. No there is nothing I think I should've asked. Yes a Cherry Sunburst Epiphone Les Paul Standard. I love that it's a guitar. I hate that it doesn't play like a Epiphone, but how could a Strat?I compare it to a Epiphone Les Paul and compared to that it sucks. I'm going to buy a Epiphone Les Paul too. I wish the Squire had humbuckers.
Reliability & Durability — 6
I think I will need to get a better guitar for live play. The hardware seems it will last for a good while. The strap buttons are solid. I maybe could depend on it for a few shows. No, I belive you should always have a backup guitar. The finish I think will probally stay on for a long time.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
I would say in the factory they did ok. The pickups were adjusted fine, It had a properly bookmatched top. One flaw with the guitar is that where you put the stings in, in the back it took that off to replace a string one time and the two wire weren't sauttered together, they were taped!
Features — 6
This guitar pack was started in 2002 and everything is made in China. The guitar has 21 frets, a thin neck, and basically is a Fender Standard Strat. The finish on it is black. The bridge style is tune-o-matic. It has passive electronics. It has a volume, and 2 tone knobs. I also has a 5 way selector. Tuners are Fender Brand and are locking. The pickups are Squire Strat Pickups. It came with a 10 watt distorion amp,picks,amp cord tuner,strap,and a instructional book.