Honest review of Fender Squier Acoustic Guitar

Review Summary


Looking for a ridiculously affordable dreadnought by famous guitar makers Fender? I wasn’t, but I’m glad I found one – quality guitars at low prices are incredibly hard to come by, and even less so when they’re put on offer by a quality guitars at low prices.

This Squier is a beginner’s acoustic guitar, however, so a connoisseur might not be impressed with this model – but for what it’s worth, it’s a great example of what to look for when you’re first starting out, and here’s why.

Fender Squier Guitar is one of the best guitar beginners could aquire themselves with average budget. Practicing could both be easy and quality-solid with this piece of instrument."

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Features

The Fender Squier Acoustic Guitar pack is meant for a single thing: being a beginner guitarist’s best friend.

It’s got pretty much everything you could want.

The guitar itself has a large dreadnought body, strap, book, bag, pick, a tuner, and a pitch pipe (which is strange, since a tuner is already included).

A dreadnought guitar is built for size and sound, which is why the name sounds so intimidating – it’s a reference to a type of warship, but that doesn’t mean this thing only cranks out violently loud music.

It’s great for folk or soul, and for simple open-position chords, the type you’d usually begin with when first playing the guitar.

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Benefits

  • Although it doesn’t come with a case, the dreadnought-style body is a common one so you shouldn’t have a problem finding one.
  • In terms of longevity, my cousin got this guitar back in 2010, and it’s still in good condition – mind you, he does take good care of his instruments.
  • Other than that, the only note I’d like to make towards this guitar is that, despite it coming with a gig bag, don’t expect to use this as a professional.
  • Even if you change the strap and the strings, this is still a beginner’s guitar, meant to be comfortable and high-quality, yet not on-par with a career guitar.
  • It does have a comfortable feel to it, and for a beginner, you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal in terms of value and quality.
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What I like & don't like

What I like:

The guitar is great for beginners, large and loud and available at a great price.

It’s got decent action, a nice tone, and is built with a spruce top and a laminated agathis back. Watch this video below to enjoy beautiful voice by Squier Fender.

It comes with a long list of accessories – specifically a strap, a bag, a lessons book, a tuner, guitar picks and a pitch pipe.

It’s fairly long-lived for its price tag, so it’ll last you throughout your beginning years as a guitar player.​

What I don't like:

Fender is a large company – this means getting replacement parts or otherwise contacting and going through customer service due to missing parts of the set or other issues may leave you with little hope for resolution.

It can be tough to tune, and comes with low-quality factory stock strings.

The lessons included with the set are somewhat lackluster. The bag is also practically useless – you’ll want to buy a separate dreadnought gig case if you plan to go somewhere.

You could find another, perhaps better guitar, from a lesser known brand if you went through the trouble of digging deeper in search. However, if you get this at an even more discounted price, you’ll have gotten yourself an amazing find.​

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Conclusion

This guitar is a beginner’s set – it’ll do well for a starter, but it falls very quickly short of anything serious. The extras are mostly negligible, but they’re still a significant factor, in particular the tuner and picks.

The straps and strings are best changed out, and you’ll want a different bag as well.

The guitar’s action – meaning, the distance between the strings and the fingerboard/fretboard – isn’t too high, so you won’t have to worry too much about hurting your fingers while playing.

Squier is Fender’s brand name for beginner’s electric guitars, but this one’s a Fender Squier Acoustic Guitar made of spruce and agathis, and features a hollow body. It’s very affordable as guitars go, and you get what you paid for – and a little more in the form of a warm, bright tune.

If you know someone interested in playing the guitar, but also know that they’ve never done it, then this would be an excellent choice.

Fender Squier Acoustic Guitar Bundle

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