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Fender Starcaster Strat Rock Band Electric Guitar Value Pack   

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The Fender Starcaster Strat Rock Band Electric Guitar Value Pack delivers a great-sounding, sleek-looking Stratocaster guitar paired with essential a...Read More

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The pack to make the leap from the game to real music.

The Fender Starcaster Strat Rock Band Electric Guitar Value Pack delivers a great-sounding, sleek-looking Stratocaster guitar paired with essential accessories like a Rock Band strap, picks, and a Hal Leonard Rock Band Songbook.

FEATURES
Stratocaster electric guitar
  • 22-fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • Humbucker-single-single pickup configuration
  • 5-way pickup selector switch
  • 1 Volume and 2 Tone controls
  • Synchronous tremolo bridge
  • Chrome hardware
Includes
  • Rock Band Strap
  • Picks
  • Hal Leonard Rock Band Songbook

Start rockin' today!

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4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

You may get lucky...

By GoST

from Southern Maryland

Pros

  • Amazingly Resonant Body
  • Awesome Jumbo Headstock
  • Decent Pickups

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere Quiet
    • Studio Recordings

    I went in to the local music shoppe the other day looking for guitar parts and walked out with this (lightly used). I bought it because it was a Fender with the cool jumbo style headstock, and figured if nothing else I could use it for parts. But then I got it home and the second I struck the first chord I realized that I had found a gem. I could feel the whole thing ringing, and I was amazed at the sustain. Acoustically it sounded better than my old Fender, so I knew there was, at the very least, potential. Plugged it in and was not disappointed. It's the S-S-H pickup loadout. The humbucker is poor, but combined with the middle pickup (switch position 4) sounds great. Positions 1 and 2 (neck, and neck and middle combo, respectively) are also great. So there are 3 positions worth using, and they are diverse and unique, and absolutely worth the price. Like I said, I got mine secondhand, so I don't know which year it is, but it looks identical to this one. I would recommend doing some looking around for one of these guitars, mine came with a "starcaster 15G" 15w practice amp, so maybe that was just a good year. I don't know, but I can't tell you how surprised and pleased I was when I came across it, and with a couple small modifications it may just become my new main guitar. Now, mind you, I am not a picky person at all when it comes to my guitar tone, it just needs to sound good. And I have a penchant for cool little cheap guitars that have interesting little quirks that make them unique. I've always been lucky when it comes to walking into a music store and walking out with something awesome that I wasn't looking for, and this for me goes on the list of my all time luckiest finds. I strongly encourage you to do some looking around for one of these things, you may get as lucky as I did.

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    4.0

    Surprising

    By Danjo

    from NM

    I don't own this exact package, but I do have one of the starcasters, and let me tell you, that is the best dang thing you will ever buy at sam's club. It is of course, incredibly cheap, and this shows, my whammy bar broke off in the bridge after a few months, the little plastic tips to the whammy bar and pickup selectors fell off all the time, and the pick-ups aren't very good. (Some of these other people are totally delusional, while the single coils are okay, the humbucker is pretty sloppy, and it sounds really, really bad live.) All that aside though, this played accousticly is one of the best guitars I've ever heard, meaning it has the potential for really good tone. I've also really gotten to love the feel of the neck and body, but perhaps I'm just biased. The action on mine was a little high, well still is, but I tightened the bridge down a little and its quite playable now. Anyways, this is a great beginner guitar, and would sound amazing with better pickups.

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    5.0

    Totally amazed at the quality!!!

    By Joe B-6M_Qq

    from Atlanta area

    I've been playing professionally since the mid 60's. I KNOW a good Guitar when I meet one. This is a real Guitar! I bought it for my girl friends kid for the Holidays. I of course put it through the paces. I worked it hard for a couple of hours. It has an incredible sound and stays in tune with heavy use of the "gear shift". I love the humbucker at the bridge. I can put it head to head with the Strat I bought new in 1966! Using the bridge humbucker however, it takes off and screams where my 1966 Strat just spins it wheels. The action, feel and balance of this Starcaster along with the sound is just amazing at any price. I even ordered one for myself just to get that humbucker at the bridge. I'll probably switch out the pick guard to one in black pearl on mine when it arrives.

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    5.0

    Holy Grail of Strats

    By Albino Blues

    from Sierra Vista, AZ

    Of the best Strats I have played over 40 years. Great quack in positions 2 & 4. Workmanship superb. Finished frets, slick neck and monster Blues tone. Mine made in Indonesia and unknown if all consistent but my was a shocker. Comparable to my AM Strats. Nails smooth Jazz tones too. Incredible buy at the price. Try it.

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    5.0

    Its beautiful

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Dont assume that this guitar is bad just because of its price. I played it for hours and had no problems with it. the sound is great. Its chime is so beautiful. I actually perfer it over my Fender Telecaster. The body is rock solid and very durable, and the pick-ups are way better than the stratocasters because of the humbuckers added at the bottom. Its common sense people, the better the pick-ups, the better the sound.

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    3.0

    DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By StratMan11

    from Albuqurque

    I got this guitar for Christmas and it is a terrible guitar! the frets stick out so badly, that they cut you if you try to slide. You also get bad fret buzz, even with the most experienced musicians. the point is, don't buy this guitar.

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    4.0

    It's alright

    By iloveironmaiden

    from Massachusetts

    I got this guitar a little over a week ago. It's pretty sturdy, but it gets out of tune pretty frequently. I have to tune it usually at least once a day depending on how much I play it. Also, I had to adjust the action on the low e string because it was way too close to the fretboard and everytime I strummed it would hit the frets and make a loud metallic buzzing noise. It sounds okay too, not great though. But for the price, it is an okay starter guitar, but their are definitely better ones out there.

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