An excelent guitar for the price. I've got the Yamaha eg-303 for about 20 years ago brand new, I had tested the squier strato, tele, epiphone lesPaul special model and the Yamaha pacific at the time to compair taking in consideration of the "quality/ price" of those other guitars, and the Yamaha eg-303 was really the best option. Light but not extremely light, really strong body, dropped like 100 times and still as good as the first days, the neck is kind of indestructible, today I own a fender telecaster thinline and other strato, I've played in gibson sg and les paul and still own the Yamaha and I have to say that the EG-303 is still my favorite, is hard to compare the pickups because they could be actually better but having that in mind the Eg-303 rocks really good, I've played hard rock, blues, jazz even surf rock and the Yamaha make its way through all stiles sounding really good. Fidelity big time. I have to give it 5 stars cause after 20 years of owning several guitars I never stoped loving the sound of the Yamaha. I think it is originally a beginers guitar but in my humble opinion, with little better pickups it can easily compete with the bigones (fender or gibson).
I bought this Guitar of a friend for AUD$200 which included a 30watt amp and a soft case. it's in pretty good condition and is all you need for your first guitar.
what i like about the EG303 is that it can withstand any sort of bump (eg. when you drop it), this making it the ideal beginer guitar. it also keeps tune very well and i guess is worth the money when you think about it.
it's probably a bit too heavy and bulky, and once you get better you are probly going to want a better one almost straight away. its sometimes frustrating to play aswell as it doesnt always have the best sound.
It's a very solid tough unit that can handle any sort of bashing and still be fine. No matter how much you play it, it will last a very long time.
The EG303 is more of a begginers guitar but it's all you need to start off with and it should last a very long time. i recommend the EG303 to any one starting off as it is very cheap, and very tough.
im only rating it 2 because im comparing it to pretty much every guitar out there, and there are some guitars this one can't compare too.
I bought this off of a friend for $100 with the soft case that came with the guitar.
As mentioned in another review it is great for a beginner and it does stay in tune very well. This guitar has lasted 3 years of getting knocked around, intense temperature and humidity (both highs and lows), and me playing the hell out of it. I had the trust rod adjusted once and haven't had to mess with it since.
The whammy bar does not rotate smoothly. Furthermore, this guitar does not produce great sound without a little distortion.
Also, the soft case sucks and will fall apart.
This guitar is very sturdy and can take a lot of abuse.
This guitar is great for a beginner. First of all its sturdy and won't fall apart if you knock it around a little. Secondly, its cheap and if you decide you want to invest some more money into your instrument you can upgrade your pickups and what not and have a great guitar.
Got it secondhand from a friend. It is almost new when i got it because its seldom use. It came with a small 20W amp for a affordable price of US$200.
Its a cheap stratocaster copy, tough bodyworks. Dropped it a few times with only scratches and dents and no other damages.
The guitar tone reflects its price. Feels ok for beginners but intermediate players will almost want to get a better guitar or change the pick-ups. The input jack sits at the base of the guitar and not within the body of the guitar like most Fender Strat ver, making it vulnerable to be broken if the guitar rest on your lap.
Tough works for the body like i said. Quite a good weapon in a guitar brawl.
I would give a 4 if taking into consideration that it makes a good deal for a beginner guitar, but compared to other better guitars out there, its only about 2.
Final verdict: 4+2/2 = 3