Squier Starcaster:

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I played a white one with black binding. Was tempted but already have an es339 and as73. I liked the Starcaster, comfortable and sounded good.
 

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took the plunge....bought today..
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Does this one have the real CuNiFe magnet reissue of the wide-range pickups?`
Nope, just a regular Gibson-style HB under the hood, but a not an overly dark one. I modded the hell out of my CV Starcaster, and used MojoTone WRHB clones (AlNiCo). They weren’t that big of a deal to me. I moved on, but great guitar, just beware the skinny neck.
 

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Well i've had the Starcaster for 2 weeks now and here's my thoughts.....

It's "big" - makes my Thinline look like a child's toy.......

It's heavy - like Les Paul heavy - Twice as heavy as the Thinline.....

Not connected to an amp - Surprisingly loud sound, nice and "twangy" - a lot louder than the Thinline .....

Out the box - Very good / low action - Didn't need any "setting up" and the feel was like a guitar that cost 3 times the price....

Looking around the guitar, staggered how good quality the fit and finish is for such a "cheap guitar" (equiv $400 usd here in Thailand)....

Plugged into an amp - those split humbuckers sound really great in all positions..

It's a pitty they couldn't have made it smaller and lighter .....
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Most of your review sounds really great (except the heavy part). Does it have neck dive, or is it well balanced when you play?
 

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I got one a couple months ago....I luv this thing.
I'm using it for slide in open-tunings.
Skinny/slick neck on it.
It's a bluesy/rocker with tons of tonal ranges.
Get one & enjoy...🤠👍my CV Starcaster

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I dunno what style o' music you play but this other guitar is the sleeper of the year for me:


Mine's Lake Placid Blue with a Tortoise pick-guard.
It's like a pretty woman...can't keep my paws off it....😍🥰🤩🥳
 

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Well i've had the Starcaster for 2 weeks now and here's my thoughts.....

It's "big" - makes my Thinline look like a child's toy.......

It's heavy - like Les Paul heavy - Twice as heavy as the Thinline.....

Not connected to an amp - Surprisingly loud sound, nice and "twangy" - a lot louder than the Thinline .....

Out the box - Very good / low action - Didn't need any "setting up" and the feel was like a guitar that cost 3 times the price....

Looking around the guitar, staggered how good quality the fit and finish is for such a "cheap guitar" (equiv $400 usd here in Thailand)....

Plugged into an amp - those split humbuckers sound really great in all positions..

It's a pitty they couldn't have made it smaller and lighter .....
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Weird you got a heavy one, mine was average for a solid center block semi, definitely less than 8 lbs. Also Tele Thinlines are crazy light, my old CV Squier was less than 5 lbs. They really route that body more than the Fender versions ever did. Just saying, since a heavy Starcaster is probably rare.
 

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I played one at a Guitar Center and it was a disaster area. Devoid of tone, sounded like the worst example of a pawn shop special guitar. I was hoping it would be better. I ended up getting a Paranormal Toronado, and putting a set of Duncan Seth Lover pickups in it. Absolutely killer combo.
 




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