Price paid: $ 279.95
Purchased from: www.zzounds.com
Sound — 8
The sound of this is not to bad, just with a little bit of ratlling from the string, so you need to be sure to press very closely to your desired fret. This came witha Fender amp, which sounds terrific for a practicing amp. yes this practice amp as well as guitar can be extremely noisy but only if you are playing with the overdrive on. The amp can have a normal sounding, rhythm and then a really good heavy metal rhythm. I love this guitar.
Overall Impression — 10
Well i ordered my guitar off of the internet as www.zzounds.com, so if something happened to it then i couldn't do anything about it. But if your ordered it live the would be some kind of warrenty, but i am still happy with it, i would not expect anything to go wrong with it.
Reliability & Durability — 6
I have never used this guitar live, but i think if you were gonna play live that this would not be the guitar to use, i think this because it is really a beginniners guitar, a really good one at that, but not evough for oive playing, you could use it to play your first live playing but probably nothing serious. No the fish is good. Yes the strap buttons are solid and strong enough to with hold moving around and jumpin, around the rim of thee buttons though they are kind of sharp not enough to penetrate skin but enough to dig up the arm rest of a chair.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The guitar was made and set up perfectly, the instuctional video even shows you how the guitars are made, so you know what your are getting and were it is commming from. the pick ups are set up reallly nicely and on the guitr you will find the pick up selector. No there was absolutely nothing wrong with the guitar exept for the fact that the laminated finish started to peel off, but that is ok, you just have to peel it rigt off, and it is still the same.
Features — 10
The Squire Strat was crated in Indonesia, or how ever the hell you spell it,it is a normal guitar with 22 frets, with a laminated top. The controls on the guitar are as follows vollume and 2 tone and a pick up selcetor. the pick ups go as s/s/h (for those of you that don't know what that means you do not kow anything about the guitar) the neck is red maple, with flamed top, the body style is a Strat, I ordered this in a Squire Strat Pack, it cam with a practice amp tuner strings picks instuctional dvd gig bagand that is pretty much it. This is perfect for beginners!