Price paid: $ 229
Purchased from: Sam Ash
Sound — 6
It sounds ok, my style is pretty open so it works for me. I have used it with a Roland Cube 15 and a DigiTech RP200 effects pedal. It has decent sutain and the tremelo is quite imperessive for a "starter" level guitar. It has a good sustain and decent sound quality. The pickups are not noisy at all.
Overall Impression — 6
I play a bit of everything. I played Bass as a teen for a couple of years and just picked up guitar playing again after a 20 year break. This time I have taken it much more seriously. I just bought a Jay Turser for about 100 dollars more after owning this one for 3 months. I wish I would have bought the Jay Turser first. The Squier is a good guitar for a change though and I am not afraid to travel with it. I am ambivalant about this guitar, not happy or disappointed. If I dodn't have the JT I am sure I would still be fairly happy with it though as it plays well and sounds ok. I would recommend it for anyone starting out. If it were stolen, I would deal with the person that stole it, then collect the insurance money. I don't think I would replace it in like kind thoguh.
Reliability & Durability — 7
I am not sure I would play live with it just because it is a Squier. It does seem well made almost tank like, and seems like it would last and endure lot's of abuse though.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
The guitar was pretty well set up when I got it. I did change out the strings right away. I have had it about 3 months and just sent it in to get weaked at the local shop. only loose part was the lock nut on the plug-in. Fit and finish are excellent.