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This review is from: Yamaha EG-112PF Electric Guitar Kit (Amplifier, Gig Bag) (Electronics)Yamaha is really good at producing good-sounding guitars at low prices. Unlike other cheap guitars at the same price, these don't sound horrible. However, Yamaha is merely average when it comes to true guitarists' guitars. I do think that Squiers Fenders sound better, but I don't recommend Squiers for beginners. Generally, Squiers tend to require more maintenance, and maintenance is the one thing a beginner shouldn't have to deal with. Yamaha guitars are pretty well built, and are much better than cheaper Squiers, even though Squier guitars are much better at the higher price range. Many Squier guitars that cost around ... are not that good. For example, the Squier P-Bass tends to have loose knobs, the Bronco just sounds horrible. Squiers are only good if you're an intermediate guitarist and buy the more expensive ones.
Another thing about Squiers. They are not as well built as some Yamahas. Their amp jacks tend to get loose every once in a while. Another important thing for beginners. The necks on the Squier guitars tend to be bulkier than the slimmer Yamaha necks. The slimmer necks make it easier to play if you're a beginner.
If you're a beginner, I recommend this product, but if you're not a beginner, I don't think you'd need me to tell you to buy something else.