Fender Starcaster Electric Guitar Pack with Amp and Accessories, Candy Apple Red

Fender Starcaster Electric Guitar Pack with Amp and Accessories, Candy Apple Red
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Product Description


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #166 in Musical Instruments
  • Color: Candy Apple Red
  • Brand: Fender Starcaster
  • Model: 0284001109
  • Released on: 2008-08-01
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 7.50" h x 21.50" w x 41.75" l, 29.39 pounds


  • Everything you need to start rocking, including a candy apple red Stratocaster guitar and 10-watt Squier amp with 10-foot cord
  • Classic Fender Stratocaster guitar for all styles of music
  • Synchronous tremolo bridge for subtle shimmers or hard-core whammy
  • Three single-coil pickups paired with a 5-way pickup selector switch; volume and 2 tone controls for wide range of tones
  • Package also includes strings, picks, strap, gigbag, guitar stand, and instructional DVD

Editorial Reviews

From the Manufacturer Manufacturer's Description (December 10, 2008) Fender Starcaster Strat Packs deliver a great-sounding, sleek-looking Stratocaster electric guitar paired with a compact but still-mighty guitar amplifier and a host of essential accessories. This Strat Pack includes a candy apple red Stratocaster guitar, strings, picks, a strap, Squier SP-10 amp, a 10-foot cable, a tuner, a gig bag, guitar stand, and an instructional DVD.
The legendary Fender Stratocaster electric guitar.
The Squier SP-10 amp.
The highly versatile Stratocaster guitar offers legendary Fender tone combined with classic styling, and it's suited for all styles of music. It features a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position inlays, three single-coil pickups with 5-way switching, sealed die-cast tuners for consistent tuning stability, chrome hardware and a three-ply white pickguard. The synchronous tremolo bridge can be used for subtle shimmery manipulation of chords or hard-core whammy-bar excursions. You'll also get a wide range of tones from the single volume and dual tone controls. The Squier SP-10 amp controls include volume, treble, bass, and an overdrive on/off button that delivers tube-like tone. A headphone output allows silent practice. It features a 6-inch speaker, 10-watt drive, and a tough, textured vinyl exterior. What's in the Box Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (candy apple red), strings, picks, a strap, Squier SP-10 amp, a 10-foot cable, a tuner, a gig bag, guitar stand, and an instructional DVD

Customer Reviews

It is what it is.4 This is a beginner's electric. I knew that when I bought it, so I wasn't surprised that it wasn't something amazing. However, it is surprisingly well-crafted for such an inexpensive guitar. I don't have much experience with electrics, so I can't go into detail on any of the mechanics, but I know that, with a little tuning and a little adjusting of the parts, it sounds great. Plus, because it's not perfect, it's perfect for beginners; it forces beginners to learn the different parts of an electric guitar and how to tune on their own. People may complain about the amp or the strings, but the amp is fine for a practice amp. Like others have said, this amp wasn't meant to played at rock concert, it's meant for the home or even a small coffeehouse. The strings suck, I'll admit, but good strings are cheap and easy to get, so it's not really a problem. If you want to learn to play an electric, or know someone who does, I highly recommend this guitar. It won't be what you rock out on to a crowd of thousands, but it's a great guitar to learn on and it'll last you a long time. Plus it's f*cking beautiful in candy red. Would be great.... if it worked2 I got this for my husband after reading varying reviews. I had my fingers crossed we would be lucky however, the guitar is defective and cuts in and out with the amp. My husband did some research and decided there is a loose wire somewhere in the guitar. We have decided to return this and go with a higher priced guitar and amp. I am so disappointed, my husband loved it, and it would have been a great set for him to get his feet wet with an electric guitar, but I read several reviews of people having the same problems and it isn't worth the risk. The candy apple red is really pretty and you sure do get a lot of bang for your buck... just needs to work!!! Great Guitar Package!5 I am a bass guitar player, and own/have owned several bass guitars, including a Fender Mustang and currently a Fender Precision (Sting signature series). I have also owned a Fender Squier (6-string) guitar before. We ordered the Starcaster guitar package for my middleschool daughter. It's a great guitar with great sound; honestly, the sound is fantastic. And there are a lot of peripheral items included at a fabulous price. We've had no problems at all with the cord or amp, and the sound that little amp makes it really clear. Hit the overdrive, and you get a nice distortion sound. You can't control the amount of overdrive (it's either on or off), but for a beginner or for household use, it's perfect. The compact guitar stand is very stable for its size. A few other reviewers have criticized the guitar for string buzz. Well, you can adjust the bridge very easily. The package even includes the little hex-wrench needed to make the adjustment yourself. (Anyone that pays $100 for someone else to do such minor tweaking got ripped off ... you may as well pay someone to tune it for you.) If there is one drawback to the guitar, the edges of the frets are a little rough, something I've never encountered with a Fender product before. I find it noticible, but I wouldn't even call it uncomfortable. And certainly not so rough as to cut up your hands, as one reviewer exaggerated. One final note, the guitar not only sounds great, it looks beautiful as well. The candy-apple red color is rich and deep (slightly darker than the picture), and the finish has no flaws at all. I have no hesitation recommending this to any beginning or intermediate player.

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