Fender Starcaster (the Cosco one) Reviews 4

$250 at Costco for a Strat-like guitar pack with a Fender Frontman 15R amp, gig bag, etc.

It is a stratocaster design, and has a good tone. It is easy to play for beginners like myself, and the amp is great for a little practice amp, with many features including pretty good distortion, a great clean channel, and awesome reverb.

I isn't for beginners--any experienced players would consider it just another Squier-like guitar. The guitar isn't perfect, and neither is the amp. The strings can buzz sometimes, but a higher action setting can help that.

It is a beautiful-looking guitar in the first place, and very solid. There really isn't anything cheap-feeling or looking on the guitar or amp. It is made in Indonesia, but constructed as from the U.S.

Its a great kit for beginning guitarists, but anyone using guitars three times the price would find plenty wrong.

Newbie rated this unit 4 on 2004-09-30.

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