Price paid: $ 300
Purchased from: lentines
Sound — 4
I play all different variations of music and the Strat is well suited for all of them. I have been playing for about 2 years now and after playing other guitars have noticed a drastic difference in sound quality but nothing I noticed when I just started off and nothing that should matter to a beggining guitarist. The pickups are very noisy in positions 2 and 4 and are bothersome at times.
Overall Impression — 8
If this were lost or stolen I deffenitely wouldn't buy another Squier as I feel im am past the begginer guitar level and I have my eye ona Gibson SG at a local store. Of all the begginer guitar packages under 500 this is deffenitely the best, but remeber you get what you pay foor.
Reliability & Durability — 6
The guitar seems reliable bt not anything that would be live preformance quality. If you did use it for a performance I'd take a backup just incase. You might need stap locks. I have frequent problems with my strao coming undine when I really go at it.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The only problem I had with this guitar was a porrly aligned fret that was fixed for free, other than that the finish was flawless and everything was in place.
Features — 8
For a begginer guitar, the Squier Strat comes with alot of well made features. The most noticible item seperating this from other begginer guitars is a 5 way selesctor which has proven useful. The Fender amp that comes with the pack is a decent amp, especialy for the price.