Sound — 4
My style of music is rock, and this kind of suits any type of music. It is what I call an allrounder. I use it with my Cheetah 30w amp and Behringer SF300 pedal most of the time. It does give a bit of feedback, but not too much. The sound is full, however there are not many variations to the sound.
Overall Impression — 6
I think this matches my personal needs, as it is a low budget guitar, and comes in a pack with most other essentials for only 139.99. I have been playing for 3 years, and this is my first electric guitar. As I have said before, I own 1 FX pedal and 2 amps (30w + 10w), but also a Nevada acoustic guitar for 89.99. If this guitar was stolen or lost, I would buy a different guitar, probably a Gibson SG, as that would suit my style even more. I love the colour (Navy Blue) and finish to the guitar, and also the maplewood neck, as I can slide donw the fretboard faster. I chose this guitar to start of with because it came in a beginner pack, and was on my budget. I wish this guitar had a harder wearing body and finish, but overall, this is a good guitar. I would reccomend this guitar to beginners with a low budget.
Reliability & Durability — 7
This guitar would withstand Live gig's etc, as it is really light. The hardware does seem like it would last quite a long time, and the strap buttons are solid. The finish will last quite a long time, however will wear off eventually.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
The action is not spectacular, as sometimes the strings buzz. The pickps are good quality, The bridged and nut have been properly fitted and set up. Some of the fret markers had stains on them, which was quite suprising as Stagg make excellent quality guitars.
Features — 6
This Stagg has 21 frets, a solid top, and it's neck is made from Maplewood. It has the bodystyle of a Strat, and has a 5 way selecter, 2 tone controls and 1 volume control. It has 3 pickups, 1 of which is a humbucker. The tuners are non-locking. I got this in a starter pack, so it included a gig bag, strap, cable, spare strings and a beginners teaching guie.