Its a really good beginer guitar but after a couple of years playing youll probably want to upgrade. I didnt buy this one it was a gift. It would be a great biginner guitar though the only thing to change would be the pickups probably just because their kind o iffy.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $300.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Florida Sam Ash
Made in china it palys amazing you wouldnt think that it does for a squier but it plays really well. 24 jumbo frets with a maple wood neck. custom inlays. locking floyd rose tuners with tremelo. black gloss finnish with a bolt on neck
For most music styles its an good guitar. can get those heavy sounds but it plays well clean too. the neck has pretty good accesibilty to the upper frets. The strings are pretty close to the frets so for some thats good i like it that way.
I use it with alot of different amps cause i cant pick one but my main is a Crate that plays pretty well but i put it through a digitechgrunge pedal. its a petty full sound when you play it the thing i would consider changing is the pickups stock ones kinda suck.
Its very reliable once you break it in it doesnt really need maintenece if its well taken care of. Everything holds up fine i take it apart and clean it out about every six months so its not to bad. The strings dont ever need to be cahnged really unless you break one which is prettyhard to do cause the tremelo that its connected to is pretty flexible
To me, this is my dream guitar. This thing sounds like a Fender, but plays like an Ibanez, its really smooth and versatile. I have heard complaints of uneven frets, but thats nothing a little grinding down couldn't fix. I haven't had that problem with mine, every note comes out crisp and clean. For an excellent, versatille guitar, I recommend the Fender Showmaster HH. It's worth far more than the cost.
Model Year: 2005
Price: $629.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Carved quilted maple top, basswood body, set maple neck, rosewood fretboard, Seymour Duncan SH-1nRP '59 Reverse Polarity humbucker at the neck, Seymour Duncan SHPGP-1b Pearly Gates Plus humbucker at the bridge, locking tuners, smoked chrome 2-point synchronized trem, 24 jumbo frets, 5-way pickup switching, master volume and tone controls, 25-1/2" scale
This guitar came with an outstanding factory setup when I first picked it up in the store to play. The HH pickup layout is a lot easier to play than the SSS model since there is no middle pickup to snag your pick on. The thin maple necks allows for quick runs with a relative ease. The 2-point synchronized tremolo bridge is a really nice addition as well, easy to string and as easy to play.
The sound coming from the Seymour Duncuns is any blues, rock, metal, or jazz players dream. Also the 5 way switch and master volume and tone controls allow quick and easy tone adjustments. I played this guitar through a Crate amp and after a few adjustments on the amp, I was playing with the perfect sound for any style. It can also hold a tune like a guitar with a Floyd Rose bridge.
I have only owned this guitar for a couple days, but i feel this is going to be one of the guitars that I'm going to be playing for the rest of my life. The basswood and maple neck are a pretty good combination and should last for a very long time.