Strat review by Squier

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 5
  • Reviewer's score: 7.8 Good
  • Users' score: 6.1 (254 votes)
Squier: Strat

Price paid: € 150

Sound — 8
I play death metal and I use this guitar only in rehearsall and practising at home, at stages and for recording I'd rather use my uncle's Aria pro guitar and I also rent Jackson and ESP guitars, about amp I'm using right now a novanex amp and a Zoom 505two as an effect box and I'm not really happy about my equipment cause it's simply does not giving me the sound I need, but I always keep using my friend's equipement(Boss mt2 metal zone)and chavrel guitar, my Squier guitar really sucks in death metal or any kind of metal

Overall Impression — 9
Not it all! I'm playing death metal as a principal intention but I love music in general, so for metal it don't belong but to soft rock, classic picking, it's a great match. I'm playing guitar for nearly four years and I own a lazer four strings bass and a hand made classical guitar and that's it. I do love my guitar but if it were stolen or lost I will cry for it, it's like my dariling I love it so but I will not buy it again, this is my first guitar and for that I love it so in this guitar I learn how to play guitar so I wish you to understand me.

Reliability & Durability — 9
No, no, no never. This guitar is not for live playing (not in my style, not for death metal )! and about hardware it's really seem like it hard and will last, the strap buttons are good manufactred they're awesome!... About using it in a gig I don't using it not for reason that will not stand or resist but it's sound is really don't fit with my musical scales, I use distortion for 90 per cent of my material so I have to use a double bobbinage captors system, like EMG pickups or something powerfull else! but in my soft playing in the hotel (cause I do this for work ) it's really hard like a stone I'm using it and it's ok and last for the last second of show!

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The only problems I met in my Squier guitar is in the controls; sometimes they make me insane with the noise they made but that's happenning a few times; all other are great like I just say it's a very simple guitar and so for that it's quit perfect for chords and arpegios and clean music

Features — 5
It was made in this new century in china, have 22 frets, I really don't know much information about it; (the neck wood and body )you can describe it a simple Squier guitar made by Fender for Who do not have much money to have an original Strat and it's really not a waste of money for a beginner, with it's simple bridge and active electronics and the 2 controls of tones and 1 for volume it's the perfect guitar for beginners and not professional guitarists

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    vitax wrote: perfect guitar for beginners, but after playin it after 1 or 2 years, u just wanna throw it in the trash...
    wow , i agree 100% with seems it just gets orse and worse the longer you have the stupid thing, so far iv had to change the volume nobs, the pickups and one of the tuning pegs as screwwed up
    I practised for two months on an old, cheap, Brunswood acoustic, so to me, my Squier sounds pretty fricken good.
    Eh my first guitar was a Mexican Strat. Fantastic in my opinion, but then I payed about 400$ for it lol. Didn't go out of tune a lot, beautiful tone clean, and it even got some pretty decent distortion out of my old Vox amp. But yeah even as someone who likes Strats, the Squire is pretty awful unless you upgrade a few of the parts, but it's like that with any startup guitar.
    Dean and Epi do a much better starter guitar for the price. I like the Epi's so much, i've bought one of their G-400's recently. And I've spent maybe 5,000 on guitars in my life.