Squier StageMaster Deluxe HSH Reviews 3

I got this Guitar from EBAY, used for a total price of $187.00 (with shipping). This particular model goes for right at $400. at Guitar Center.. I think I got a great deal.

At first glance, I wasn't very impressed with ANYTHING with the Squier name on it. Then I took a closer look at the features. This guitar is a Korean-made, neck-thru, with a Floyd Rose Licensed Double-Locking Tremolo. very fast neck with 24 frets, H-S-H configuration, reverse headstock, rosewood fretboard.. The list goes on.. Excellent guitar for shredders..

The ONLY thing that I don't like about this guitar is that the Floyd Rose bridge is sunk down into the body. (very similar to comparable Ibanez models). I was planning on putting an EVH "D-Tuna" Drop D Tuner, on the Low E. Too Bad, but I will have to buy a model with a "surface mount" Floyd Rose bridge for this.. Also don't plan on running an elaborate active electronics system on this one.. The Electronics cavity is rather small.

Seems to be put together real well. Great features for the price. Don't expect too much, though. Plays real good for a $400 guitar. Play this one first, then pick up an Ibanez RG570..., You'll see what I mean.

I wouldn't pay $400 for it. Try to find it used.. If you have to buy new, buy an Ibanez RG570. I have both, and the 570 will play the pants off of the stagemaster, even though the squier seems to have better note sustain..

Maniac rated this unit 3 on 2002-09-21.

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