Contrary to popular belief, electric guitars are an instrument that requires you to master two very different things. One is, of course, the playing technique, but the other is utilizing the hardware of that guitar and that of the amplifier in order to dial in a great tone.
This particular guitar features normal Strat body, three single coil pickups in usual Strat formation, 2 knobs for pickup tone, 1 volume knob, 5 way pickup selection Switch, three standard single-coil Alnico 3 pickups, Standard sealed tuners, polyurethane finish, Chrome hardware and mirror pickguard. Agathis wood body, maple C-shaped neck and nice rosewood fretboard, with 22 med-jumbo frets, bridge with die-cast saddles on each string, a string through body, and a whammy bar. Very nice Strat design guitar with High gloss polyurethane finish, stained with the grain showing through. Very pretty. Great guitar with great features for a much smaller price than your usual Strat. The finish is a semi transparent idea where you can see the woodgrain through the paint.
'60s and '70s rock like Zeppelin and Hendrix, country, jazz, and the good SRV stuff. Sound is great, and can get very thick with a well overdriven amp. As for variety, the 5 way Switch is very useful. For example, with less gain and bridge pick up, adding high treble volume on the amp, you get a nice sort of clanging sound.
The pickups are warm, rich and subtle, but the harder you hit the strings the more it breaks up for a heavier sound. Neck pickup is very bluesy and warm, while the middle setting is biting and full, and the bridge pickup is a thin and crispy sounding, but just boost the gain a bit and your away. No noisy controls or anything. Certainly a lot more articulate then any humbucking guitar.
It’s a beautiful looking guitar, not as finished as a regular Stratocaster, but it is enough to make it beautiful. The neck is really fast and has perfectly rolled fret edges sticking out and has that nice "C" profile to it, which I think has that early 60's feel to it. The action on it is absolutely great and the stock tuners do a great job of maintaining tuning stability. The neck is pretty good. The fretboard feels pretty good and the frets are smooth. The action is perfect.
This guitar could probably withstand the test of time, or even eternity, if its treated properly, buy a decent case for it, don't act like a barbarian with it and try to cleave open your cabinets with it, and it should be fine. But enough of over exaggeration! It's a really solid guitar and feels it, there’s no doubt about that at all. It really plays beautifully. The hardware is a lot better than expected for its price. It shines up real deep and glossy like an expensive metal flake car finish
It’s a good guitar for any beginner, really, regardless of your style. A standard guitar, in a generic style but with is above average quality and superior to its competitors in the same class. That has given this guitar its longevity and its popularity. It will morph to any situation given proper skill and something that could take some abuse. Strats are the most versatile guitars, full stop.
body Agathis finish Polyurethane finish neck Maple, C-shaped neck frets 22 medium-jumbo frets fretboard Rosewood inlays Dot pickups 3 alnico magnet single-coil pickups switch 5-position blade pickup switch knobs Master volume, neck tone, middle tone tremolo Synchronous twin-pivot tremolo pickguard 3-ply pickguard hardware Chrome tuners Die-cast tuners headstock Large '60s-style headstock
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- It's an ok guitar for the money
The squier is a great guitar for beginners but the fender stratocaster owns all guitars. I'm 39, played since I was 8, say no more, I've tried them all. It's a Squier Stratocater Standard made in Indonesia,it's a dark sunburst color, looks very 60's. My thoughts? What the hell happened man!?? I bought this to put a Seymour Duncan kit to put in it. It really becomes the cheap Fender you've been looking for, yes, with THAT sound. I've yet to try a Fender that sounds so Fendery. This is the one, it's got so much attitude it's not even funny. This is a treasure, a find if you will, don't tell anyone, buy and laugh all the way