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Ministar CASTAR Travel Electric Guitar
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The Ministar Castar travel electric guitar has 3 hot single-coil pickups that are wired to give you humbucker capability when the lead and middle, or...Click To Read More About This Product
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An innovative, yet affordable travel electric guitar with all the features you need.
The Ministar Castar travel electric guitar has 3 hot single-coil pickups that are wired to give you humbucker capability when the lead and middle, or the neck and middle pickup are on together. The Micro-adjustable vibrato is smooth in action, with the ability to quickly adjust the amount of travel, from dive-bomb only to full floating style, this knife-edge vibrato always returns to pitch. The travel guitar's locking screw makes string changing an easy task. Cord, strap, and carrying bag are included.
- Hard rock maple thru construction
- Mahogany stain finish
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 3 matched B-M-F pickups with Alnico magnets
- 25-1/2" Scale
- 22 frets
- Stacked Master volume and tone controls with 5-position switch
- Micro-adjustable vibrato
- SIT rod
- Cord, strap, and carrying bag included
Order a travel guitar that lets you play anywhere.
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At first, I was doubtful that a guitar this cheap would be of much use. I was wrong, not only is it fun to play, (and quiet with 3 single coils believe it or not), It really sounds like a strat, the volume knob is more like on or off not much in between. It has a strap accessory or a lap accessory to use whether sitting or standing. The action and neck feel right. The frets are a little sharp on the neck side. But overall this is a great guitar for the money.
I was not sure when I bought this MiniStar CASTAR what I would get at this price. I was looking for a travel guitar that could be taken on airplane as carry-on that was playable; it does all that. But I also found that because it sounds very good, and I can use it sitting in any chair even one with arms or on the couch, this is the guitar I now play the most. Of course, when I want really great sound I play my Fender strat. To give it more of a Strat feel, I replaced the strings and polished the frets and the back of the neck with some 1500 and 2000 grit sand paper, then used some rubbing compond on the back of the neck for the smooth Strat feel. When plugged in and turned up, it sounds great.
I wanted a travel guitar, and because of the amazing price on the Ministars, I bought a Les style and a Strat style (this one). I expected little beyond portability.This is an excellent piece of design in terms of portability. You can break it down in far less than a minute, and it fits in a case that looks more like a pool cue case than a guitar case. My particular package even included a nifty little pre amp, earphones and all needed patch cords in that little gig bag.Every mechanical aspect of the guitar is easilyadjustable except for the intonation. Don't worry about the action at all because even the truss rod is accessible with the strings still on.There is a little bit of a learning curve to find the most comfortable way to play, but it's similar to the way you learn to play different guitars in general. For example, it would be a bigger leap to go from an electric to an accoustic than to get comfortable with the Ministars. Now that I'm familiar with it, I would call it my most comfortable guitar to play. I've abandoned the "sit rod" even though it works, in favour of just using a strap when sitting or standing. It's so comfortable to use that I have been playing it more regularly than other very nice guitars.It's just my opinion, but I think the sound is easily as good as guitars at four times the price.