Bought it used for $40 w/ a decent gig bag out the door from a pawn shop. Red colored body, black pickguard, black hardware, hardtail bridge, low grade black tuning gears. One humbucker in bridge position, one volume knob. EVH style. Cool. Was dirty when I bought it. Took it home, took parts off, cleaned it, cleaned everything, adjusted truss rod in neck, adjusted bridge saddles, restrung with 09-42 grade strings, actually, their "Darco" strings manu. by Martin, so they are decent. Plays probably as well as buying it off the rack from Guitar Center when they sold them in 2002 or so. Except, of course, this one's used... also this is the one humbucker pickup version
$40 bones, used, from my local pawn here in Western Wa. Pawn X-Change.
It's simplicity. I've owned another guitar like this years ago, the Encore Lead One Fender Copy I also reviewed here. That one, same type of features: one bridge humbucker, hardtail bridge, one volume knob. So, yeah, like this one.
Well, it's a challenge for the strings to stay in tune. So, guess I could change the pegs to higher quality ones.
It was used, so it had some belt buckle "rash" on the back of the body, some scratches up front, but overall, no big deal. Just "broken in", really. Some rust here or there, but it's a knock around guitar for me, a plunker for around the house, so it fits the bill nicely.
Just a beater guitar, that's all. Don't expect to become a rock star with it! Have fun with these kinds of guitars. The Squiers, Epiphones, etc...play them like driving a rental car!! I'm out...
Beginner, play modern rock, metal. Play when I get the chance.
Got it at Sam Goody for $90 with my girlfriend, figured it would be a nice buy for both of us to play on.
It is decent quality for the money. Nice design. The clean sound is pretty good. With the right amp or pedal you can have good distortion as well. The lightweight is nice too. This guitar is great for a beginner.
The pickups are not very good, lots of noise. Also, after about a year with the guitar, the cheap asian wires got fried. That is about the only major issue with squires and epiphones, they use cheap wiring and parts.
Everything is pretty nice. Mine came with a black painted fretboard which I like. Also the pickgaurd is high quality three ply with the protective plastic on it. The 5-way switch is nice as well. The only negative is the wiring and pickups, but this isn't a huge issue for a beginner.
A great buy for a beginner. You get quality fender design at a great price. This thing is nice to learn on and gives you good enough sound. If you plan on taking it really seriously, and playing loud and heavy a lot, I don't recommend getting this guitar unless you plan on upgrading it, which might not be worth it, unless you are like me and doing it as a hobby and want to have the best Squire around!
I aquired this from a friend for $50 (no, it isn't a bad guitar, he just didn't feel like charging very much for a friend), which is an amazing price as the list price is close to $160!
Well, I like pretty much every thing about his guitar. It sounds great, very easy to play, lightweight. The frets are put on pretty nicely.
There is only a couple of things I don't like about this guitar. Firstly, the amp has no destortion on it at all. Which sucks, as I like to play classic rock on my guitar. Also, when I strum string number 1 to hard, it slides down a bit and gets caught on the neck, but all you have to do to get it back is like press down on the string and it goes back into place.
The contruction is very good. Again, very good job on teh frets, and especially the tuning pegs, compared to my last guitar (some Aria model) which the tuning pegs were pretty much rusted still. This is a high quality guitar.
This is a high quiality guitar, as I have said. It could have used a better amp though. So go out and buy the Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal and you should be all set.
I purchased this guitar about a year and a half ago, from the late "Honkey Tonks" in Southend highstreet. It was a birthday present- my first electric guitar (after two years acoustic)- and it cost around £170, with a Fender 15G amp.
There, in all honesty, isn't really much to like about the guitar. I mean, it was and is a good starting guitar, yet it is not actually a good guitar.It looks alright i guess...and you an play it...
Alot! It goes out of tune easily, the tremelo is rubbish, it can't handle distortion, the strings will buzz every once in a while, the screws (everywhere!) fall out, it scratches and dents easily, and it sounds poor- clean and distorted.
Poor. As i earlier said, the srews fall out, it goes out of tune and it is easily blemished.
This is the sort of guitar you should get if you are an extreme beginner- i personally wish that i spent a bit more cash on a better guitar!