Like the neck, the wood used for the body, and its quality, plays a role in how the guitar sound.
The string and pickup height and the tremolo action is often set to a so-called factory standardized setup.This can easily be adjusted later on, so don’t dismiss a perfectly good guitar just because the setup isn’t how you normally prefer it.This has nothing to do with what models you choose or how much they cost.You could very well build the guitar yourself from scrap metal but what’s important is that you’re comfortable with holding the guitar in your hands, playing it and the sound it creates.These are excellent for the beginners and tight budgets and easy to upgrade later on.
Body: basswood Neck: modern C-shape with maple and rosewood fingerboards Pickups: vintage style single coils Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster The Classic Vibe Stratocaster is a step up from the Bullet and Affinity range.
That’s kind of the point too, considering that MIM models are Fender’s budget brand (above Squier).
However, over the last decade or so, the MIMs has gotten a considerable face lift and the overall quality is very high.
Now, there is the never ending debate on whether or not different types of wood plays a role. Still, having said that, what’s more important is the thickness of the wood, laquer and obviously the pickups.
A good tip when you’re trying out new guitars is to focus on how the guitar plays and sound acoustically.
Don’t start by plugging it into a loud amp and lots of pedals but listen to the acoustics, the natural resonance and sustain.