Fender Cheap Costco Starcaster

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Fender

Description Looks like a strat, but has a very un-fenderlike headstock, same 6-by-none machines, but the headstock is pointed-WTF?
Posted By Strigoi Mort (79)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 3.0 (of 5)
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On 3/6/2008, Bob Schroud (5) posted:
Overall Rating:
This guitar provides an inexpensive way for a beginner to get started. And if they find out that they're not really into playing, well they didn't invest much to discover that .
Model Year: 2006
Price: $188.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam's Club
Features:
Fender Starcaster, same as above rating. Standard looking Strat body, bolt-on Maple neck, but the headstock is somewhat pointed rather then having the usual scallop design used on Stratocasters. Mine is solid black in color with a 3 ply white pick-guard. 3 pick-ups: S/S/S. The $188 price included a 10W amp (Fender SP-10), gig bag, strap, picks, and an instructional DVD. It is a cheap guitar, but not a bad value for a beginner as it includes everything you need to get started. I should note that I recently saw the Fender Starcaster guitar pack for sale at Target and that model did have the usual Strat scalloped headstock.
Playability:
The action is good if it is set-up properly. You can feel some slight edges from the frets as you move your hand up and down the neck. But they aren't sharp and don't catch your skin.
Sound Quality:
Sound is OK. Could definitely use better pick-ups though.
Durability:
Probably not a good choice for live playing. It does stay in tune fairly well. Hardware is holding up well after 2 years.
On 7/6/2006, Strigoi Mort (79) posted:
Overall Rating:
Crappy, ugly, but stays in tune.
Model Year: 2005
Price: $210.00 (new)
Where Obtained: costco.com
Features:
China-made, plywood body, maple bolt-on neck... CHEAP. 6 string, 21 fret, 5-way pickup selector, s/s/s pickups, sunburst, double cutaway, floating tremello bridge.
Playability:
The bridge pickup does't work.
Sound Quality:
Cheap amp, 10 watt. good for practice, nothing else. sounds okay clean, but i never play clean, never, never, never. i would change out one of the pickups to a humbucker, or just change to an Ibanez or Washburn.
Durability:
Stays in tune.