Yesterday I've picked up something very fun - a guitar starter pack that used to be sold at Toys 'R Us (which, btw, the Iberic branch is not only still around but it's also going strong, even so that recently a Portuguese businessman joined the Spanish directorship and made a big investment, which will result in new stores and different approaches and policies around here - great given the child in me is still going strong and I can't visit the mall without dragging my girlfriend in to go check the LEGO and Hot Wheels sections...). The guitar isn't bad at all, I'd say hardware wise it's on par with a Bullet Squier, plus this particular example has seen little to no use. It also came with a strap, extra strings, a gig bag and a crappy 10 Watts amp that brings up flashbacks of my first amp, the infamous Squier SP-10... Well, all of this for the grand price of 25 euros! Apart from the plywood texture that passes through the body paint (maybe that's sortable with polish and some elbow grease?), the guitar is perfectly sortable. In fact, short story - when I pondered to begin learning how to play the guitar I initially considered to buy one of these, but everyone suggested me against it and the course of events led me to the Squier SE I eventually bought; this may as well be a good opportunity to finally find out what I would've gotten. I'll take my time over the upcoming few weeks to round over the edges of the frets (which seem to be all leveled apart from 2 or 3), try to roll the fretboard edges for the first time and set it all up. I really have no reasons to keep it, but not only I thought it would be a fun learning experience, also after setting it all up it can be a solid first guitar for a beginner and I'll easily get to cash in the difference which would come in handy for future mods and upgrades for my main guitars. And, well, if this goes along well, I may eventually try again my luck and get another bargain to fix and set up. Updates coming soon!