It took awhile to get it in tune and it didn’t last long after some bends and hard hit barre chords. While the included Whammy bar is a nice feature, it throws the guitar out of tune almost instantly thanks to a cheap, thin bridge block. There are several quick fixes that can be done to improve playability, and this guitar isn’t a totally lost cause, especially considering the price. For this review, I’ll be taking a look at their most popular guitar, their GST3, which is an eye-catching alternative to traditional Squier Stratocasters for about half the price. Let’s dig into the playability, tonal options, build quality, and value of this stunning “Blue Sunset” electric guitar.
I started Art Of Shred because I was unimpressed with the obviously biased guitar and musical equipment reviews online. Keep in mind, of course, that these are just my views. I don’t know everything and my opinions are my opinions.
Believe us, the Glarry online store is home to the wide selection of better musical instruments. We are always working to bring you better deals, all with better service. Glarry is always on the lookout for the latest musical innovations. I got worried at first because the amplifier didn’t come with the guitar in the package, so i feel like it should be added into the description that it will be shipped separately. The guitar came with a few scratches on it which are barely noticeable but still, it looked a bit used. Some of the most notable budget-centric guitars that saw action included Lee Ranaldo’s pink Fernandes Strat copy, the East German Musima Eterna that Moore and Gordon both played.
The real value here is if you’re a somewhat experienced player and buy this guitar as a project guitar. If you’re looking to practice your guitar tech skills such as soldering in new pickups, swapping hardware, or replacing the neck, this is the perfect guitar to learn on. Plus, the finish and aesthetic of these guitars is gorgeous, meaning with some new pickups and hardware, you’ll get a great looking and great playing partscaster for a minimal investment. I definitely don’t expect anyone to purchase this guitar and be disappointed in what they got. My clumsy fingers REALLY like that the string spacing is slightly wider vs most other budget guitars that I’ve measured.
The C profile of the neck on the Glarry GST II gives my hand more support while I play. I can’t speak to how this neck might feel for folks with smaller hands. What I can say is that the more I play it, the more I appreciate the shape of this neck.
But still, you never forget your first love. Eddie Van Halen has some history with budget Teisco guitars – technically Teisco Del Ray guitars, as they were rebranded after ’64, but you get the drift. EVH turned up with a Spectrum 5 in the video for twangin’ Hagar-era hit Finish What You Started, and was even photographed on the cover of Guitar World with one.
Our aim is to provide every person with an enjoyable music making experience by delivering quality music products and services at competitive prices in an inspiring retail environment. Though the 2022 Rock Hall induction ceremony had its fair share of high-end gear on display, it was Dolly Parton’s humble mini electric guitar that stole the show. Parton playing an electric is notable itself, but Parton playing a $99 Mitchell MM100 is even more of a story. It’ll surely have a big old neck like St. Vincent and Derek Trucks’ Silvertone, but when it sounds that good, who’s complaining?