Plays like a dream. The neck is smooth and the frets feels just right (tiny bit sharp on the edges though not a problem), the body is so light you hardly feel it. Sound could be better but thats a given considering the price, even still it sounds good just not as good as a EUR500+ guitar. The tuners on mine are pretty stiff but they are functional. Its a great modding platform and I plan to upgrade it soon - new pickups, nut, tuners and possibly bridge. With a few new parts and a pro setup, this could rival a Fender at a fraction of the cost (which is the reason I bought it). Rather than buy an expensive guitar, this is a great way to gradually upgrade while still having something you can play in your hands
Bullet strat has best price/performance ration in 70-200 EUR price range. I wouldn't pay more for higher end squiers.. but if you want to then you better off paying around 500 and getting Mexican Fender strat which has almost the same quality/sound as American series. Build quality is quite good for this price. Tuners are ugly for me, but they stay in tune so its allright... Sound - personally, I think that is the weakest part of this guitar, for me it is little bit dull and not bright enough, but you can easily manage this, but its not bad either, better than the average I would say. Action - it was little bit high, but it is easily adjustable. Any guitar needs some setup. So guys if you are a beginner or even experienced player who needs some extra guitar for any reason and doesn't want to pay much (my case) just buy this, you will not go wrong.
I'd say its actually a perfect guitar even if it was double the price! I used to gig every night with a Gibson Les Paul Custom, but when I started getting back pain from wearing that beast so much I decided to go after a cheap 'n lightweight guitar.
This guitar sounds Great through my Line 6 Pod HD500. It would be nice if the pickups had a little more output but can't ask for miracles for this price. It can stand quite a bit of distortion before feeding back on the single coil pickups, but if it does get too much then all you have to do is use two single coils at the same time, or its humbucker pickup at the bridge which has a proper classic/hard rock sound to it.
I can't comment on the wammy bar because I never use it. Infact I blocked off the whole system.
This is a great starting guitar, and could keep you going until you're on stage. I've even recorded with it!
I bought this as a back up guitar to travel to Kenya and gig at a relatives birthday. I did not want to ruin my holiday worrying about my precious old strat getting stolen or damaged. It surpassed my expectations and with a 40w Roland cube I am now ready to travel gig at a total cost of £220. Action and neck are great which is critical in my opinion. Finish is good. Of course it isn't going to sound as good as a guitar 10 times the price but its fully gig worthy and I recon most of the non guitarists in the audience would not notice a huge difference. The hum bucker at the bridge is useful if you only have one guitar to go on stage with. It is almost inconceivable that guitars of the same price 30 years ago were utterly horrific and virtually unplayable. For those of a certain age do you remember those old nasty Satellites?.... Yeeshh!!....
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