Strat review by Squier

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.1 (254 votes)
Squier: Strat

Purchased from: Sam Ash Music Store

Sound — 9
It fits my rock-and-blues music style just perfectly. It is light (lighter than a Gibson Les Paul, anyway), and fit for swinging around on-stage if you are so-inclined. It is noisy when on the "treble" setting, and even on the "rhythm" setting. It has a rich, bright sound that is fantastic. It has a very wide variety of sounds that it can make.

Overall Impression — 10
This is a great match for my musical style. I've been playing for 4 years, and I own a Dunlop Wah pedal, a Squier Bullet, a Squier sidekick amp, a Squier Bass guitar, and a Squier bass amp (I do love the folks at Squier). I should have been a bit more careful with the whammy bar, as I cannot help but break alot of strings. Besides that, this is a great instrument. Perfect for any player, whether 12 or 60 years old. Compared to my friend's Gibson Les Paul, this instrument is a much easier one to play and more enjoyable one to play as well. I love everything, and my favorite feature is the whammy bar. That is about 75% of the reason I bought it. It is fantastic.

Reliability & Durability — 10
The guitar will withstand several hours of consecutive playing (your strings, however, are another manner). The hardware lasts, and the strap buttons hold very nicely. I use it all the time without a backup. The finish seems to be good enough to last, but I've only had it for a couple of months. We'll have to see.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The guitar seems to be in perfect shape. It came new from the manufacturer with no visible flaws, and has yet to spontaneously combust.

Features — 10
My Daphne Blue Squier Stratocaster was made in 2004 in China. It has 21 frets on a maple neck. It has a laminated top with a Chinese hardwood body. It also has a white pickguard, 3 single-coil pickups, 2 tone selector switches, a volume control, a 5-way selector, a tremolo bridge, and non-locking tuners. It didn't come with anything, but the guitar was enough.

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    I took mine apart and painted it with the EVH stripes. This guitar is great for learning, but not really good for a show. Mine came with the Frontman 15G amp, which broke down in several months. It sounds good with my Bad Dog distortion.It sounds better through my distortion into my Marshall. God, I love my Marshall, but ban the Frontman to hell!
    I forgot to add that a lot of you overpaid on your Squire Strats. The local music shop sells them for $130, so I can get several for the price you pay to purchase one! At another store it was $150. But I bought mine for $300 as the Strat Pack, with that peice of crap Frontman.
    nathan.price wrote: wtf squiers dont have tunomatics lol
    whahahah tune-o-matic bridge? please dont review if u dont know what ur talking about!!