Great set for a beginner
Having never previously picked up a guitar in my life, I decided out of the blue that I'd like to learn to play acoustic. Since I'm starting from absolute scratch I didn't necessarily know what I would need, so I was looking for a decent starter kit that had all of the essentials. This one fit the bill perfectly, and with a FENDER guitar no less! With just a little bit of tuning it was ready to go right out of the box. It may be considered a beginner guitar, but it looks and sounds great. The gig bag doesn't offer a whole lot of protection, but it does have some light padding and will do just fine for storing it at the house. Would have been nice if it had an external pocket for accessory storage (picks, polishing cloth, tuner, etc.). The picture makes it look like there is an external pocket, but there's not. If you plan on toting this around to lessons or some such, you may want something a little more heavy duty. One review stated a stand was included, but that must have been a fluke because it's not in the description and I certainly didn't receive one. Make sure you get one of those as well.
The only minor issues I had were:
1) the clip on tuner is nothing like the one in the picture. The one included still works just fine, but don't expect it to look like that. (Edit 7/12/13 - the picture has been changed and the tuner that is now shown is the one that I received)
2) the extra string pack was missing, but OnlineShopDealer CS more than made up for that.
I'm not letting either of those little quirks affect my 5 star rating, because overall I feel like this is a great package for someone who is taking their first steps in learning how to play.
Great guitar for the price
Bought this guitar as a gift for my daughter who wants to learn to play. I could not have asked for a better guitar for her, especilly with all of the extras that came with. Was a little worried about shipping damage, but it came in perfect condition. Actually thinking of getting another one.
pleased w/ this product and all the accessories that came w/ it. Great beginner guitar or intermediate to expert as well.
I just got the order and not only do i have everything that is in the picture, but I did not expect the guitar to sound so nice and look so great. It's shiny and i just love it. thank you!
I cannot believe the quality of this guitar...for the price. Good tone. Feels good. Lots of extras. No regrets...money well spent.
Shipped very fast and is a great product make sure if this is a present that you receive the package because it has STARCASTER and FENDER all over it! But other than that thank you!
Fantastic value! Great guitar!
Exactly as described and the quality expected of a Fender. Packed with care and arrived in perfect condition already stringed. Full spare set of quality Fender strings, 5 quality fender picks that look cool too, DVD, strap and a really nice gig bag that is padded and can be carried like a back-pack. Nice little tuner that works great, and even a soft cloth for cleaning. Top notch product and service. The neck it not warped at all nice and straight - even comes with a hex key for the truss rod. - nice action on the frets and good sound. This is not a high end Martin or Taylor, and has super sound and is easy to play for a beginner or experienced alike. One would easily pay close to triple or more in most music stores for the same set of items together. I would recommend this guitar and kit without hesitation.
Bought as a gift for my husband who has never played but always wanted to learn. Very solid and all the accessories were great!
Love the information CD that comes along with it. I know nothing about the guitar and it is a great starter kit.
This guitar deal is the best for the price you will find. The guitar is perfect, absolutly no blemishes. Everything that comes with it is good quality as well. Highly recommend this to a first time guitar buyer!