Well, figuring that most of my traffic sources are those who are looking for cheap beginner guitars, here's another for you people out there to consider; the Squier Bullet. This is a short review because honestly, there isn't much to say about this guitar.
Features: 21 frets. 5 way selector, two tone, and one volume. 3 singles pickup configuration. Definately Strat body style. Most squiers are made in Indonesia so you can pretty much sum up the quality. // 6
Sound: The sound isn't bad, you need some nice lovely distortion to give it that 'punch', but what guitar wouldnt need that? It's noisy on the centre and bridge pickup sets though, so that's something to note down. Overall, for a guitar this cheap, I'd say its not bad sound. // 8
Action, Fit & Finish: The action was a little too crappy so I suggest lowering it but then again it comes down to personal preferences. The pickups were adjusted like perfect. A noisy pickup selector is a bad problem on this. // 6
Reliability & Durability: Will this guitar withstand live playing? Probably not, do not use it for that. Does the hardware seem like it will last? Probably. Is the finish good enough to last, or does it seem thin and easy to wear off with lots of playing? It'll wear off with lots of playing. Are the strap buttons solid? No. Can you depend on it? Would you use it on a gig without a backup? No, I wouldn't ever use it at a live show, all I use it for is band practice and its broke on me there like so many times it sucks. This is a cheap guitar and its built like a cheap guitar. Don't be over-ambitious here. // 3
Impression: I hate how you get so much noise out of the pickup selector. Squiers are strictly beginner tier and usually aren't built to last. If you're looking for a cheap guitar you can bang around while still learning to play, this is it. If not, you'll be sorely disappointed. // 4