If you are a fussy amateur on a budget who needs a model that delivers and comes from a reputable brand, you might feel the need to check out Fender’s glorious offer, the Squier Acoustic Guitar Bundle.
Top-rate guitar models at prices you will never be able to resist are few and far in between—until now.
The guitar in this Fender Squier bundle is entry-level, but because this comes from a brand who knows their instruments, you might get almost the same quality of sound from the company’s line of pro-level guitars. Here are the model’s good points and its weaknesses.
- Dreadnought-style body
- Natural colors
- Gloss polyurethane finish
- Laminated spruce top
- Laminated agathist back and sides
- Laminated agathist neck
- Rosewood fretboard
- 20 frets
- Rosewood with compensated saddle bridge
- Die-cast machine heads
- 3 scale length
- 65 width at nut
- Dot position inlays
- Minimal black and white body binding
- Silkscreened logo
- Urea nut and saddle
- X Bracing
- Squier headstock shape
- Black pickguard
- Goldtone hardware
- Forward strap button with internal block support
- Gig bag, clip-on tuner, string replacements, strap, Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD and polishing cloth
The Fender Squier Acoustic guitar bundle serves one purpose; to be a beginner’s partner in learning the basics of guitar-playing.
It has all stuff an amateur needs to start out—an acoustic guitar, gig bag, tuner, and spare strings, among others. The guitar has a dreadnought style which means that it is designed for size and quality sound.
This guitar is suitable for beginners, it is sizable and the sound indeed packs some punch which is typical with brands like Fender; the value of sound is one of the brand’s top priorities.
It features good action which is vital for beginners who are still getting used to holding down the strings and forming calluses on their fingers. It also has a decent tone, is very comfortable and is designed with a laminated agathist back and a spruce top. All of this at a reasonable price.
As for the quality, the guitar has a great form—if taken care of properly and given regular maintenance, it will provide longer years of play.
The guitar can be a bit complicated to tune and it comes with subpar stock strings. In addition, the lessons that came with the bundle are uninspiring to some degree—you’ll be better off looking at lessons online or Youtube videos.
The gig bag is also somehow impractical. You might have to settle for a more durable dreadnought guitar case if ever you have plans on traveling with your guitar.
Furthermore, Fender is a big firm—thus getting into contact with its customer service for replacement parts, missing items in the bundle and other hitches might prove to be a slow, long process.
The Squier Acoustic guitar in this bundle is a starter model—it will serve beginners best. However once the user graduates to a more advanced level, he or she might have to look for another guitar that will suit their needs.
Some of the additional items in the bundle fell short, but most have proven to be significant like the inclusion of picks and tuner. The sound is great and the guitar action is not that high so players wouldn’t have to give too much thought about hand cramps or sore fingers while playing.
Squier is the company’s line of entry-level models and it designed from materials like agathist and spruce with a hollow figure. Overall it is a quality guitar for a beginner.