Sound — 7
The amplifier is the major downfall in this set. I play mostly punk/indie rock, sometimes a little heavy rock and a little blues and this guitar suits it well. But on distortion, there is a very small buzzing, and it gets stronger as a nearby TV is on. The sound is dirty but just enough to put it right on the OK liking. I don't have any effects but I getting one (preferably a phaser) could probably reduce the noise. On clean the sound is nice and bright. Not much variety with the tones and the amplifier.
Overall Impression — 8
Overall this is just an okay set. The guitar is very good, though. I play punk, heavy, and Indie rock and this guitar suits it very well. I've been playing for 1 year and 6 months, but I've only had this guitar for 7 months. This guitar will definitely last me for a long time. If this were stolen or lost, I probably not buy the set but buy the guitar and then a 30 watt. Maybe 3 years from now I'd buy a SG Standard. Good guitar, bad accessories.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar can handle it. I've bumped into tables and walls there hasn't been one scratch yet. The strap buttons are solid. This guitar will last me a for a long time.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
The guitar was good right out of the box. The pickups were set perfectly, but I adjusted it to be louder. Everything was solid but there was only one major problem I hadn't seen for two months. The bridge was somehow raised up like 1 cm. This caused the strings to be lowered, but it caused the D string to make a "twangg" sound when strummed open. This bothered me a lot. I took it to where I bought it. They didn't know how to fix it, so they gave us an address to a place where they could fix it. They had it for 4 hours. After that it was fixed perfectly. So far not so good, Squier.
Features — 7
I don't know what year it was made, but it was probably like 2005. The Strat had 21 jumbo frets, a rosewood fingerboard, 3 single-coil pickups and one volume control and two tone controls (which didn't change the sound much, only if I move the pickup selector). It came with a 10 watt amp (not good), a bag with absolutely nothing on it, 6 Fender picks, strap (which tears easily), cable, and a tuner. The guitar is good, the amplifier is bad, and the accessories were OK. But the set was on sale, and it was good for practicing, since I am only a beginner.