I can’t really speak to the density of the body wood, as it is fully coated and not visible, and I don’t have an original GST to compare it to. What I can tell you is that this guitar weighed in at 7.0 Lbs. My Baja strat copy is exactly 8 Lbs and my Cort G100 is svelt 6 Lbs. So, it is right there in the middle in terms of weight.
The Alnico V Wilkinson pickups help this guitar punch well above it’s weight class. We are a team of musicians and music enthusiasts, that aim to provide you with unbiased reviews on a wide range of music gears available online. We offer you sound advice and recommendations on picking the right electric guitar, accessories, amplifiers, and other music gear based on in-depth research and thorough comparison. Get to know about our review process, or you can meet the team here.
A USAF veteran and licensed pilot, Jeff earned an MBA in Marketing and Health Services. It appears to be made of 4 pieces of wood glued together. The finish is consistently smooth, glossy and pretty much perfect all over. I have never really loved the traditional sunburst pattern on strats, but the “Sunset” paint scheme is so well done that it has really grown on me. I might have preferred a white or transparent green. I have turned up the gain and run my Vox AV60 with it set on some of the metal guitar amp model circuits to see how these pickups would handle being pushed.
You’ll have fun upgrading the tuners , nut (a TUSQ nut is less than $15), and pickups. You’ll probably want to upgrade the rest of the electronics (volume/tone pots, pickup switch, and jack) because it’s a useful thing to learn to do and isn’t prohibitively expensive. Guitar Shop and Guitar official website is the choice for most people to buy a guitar. The brand and material of the guitar are two important factors that most people choose. Glarry is an excellent brand, guitars for sale has good quality assurance at present. Basswood board has a smooth surface, producing a nice mellow tone with crisp highs and powerful bass, you are trustworthy.
All 22 frets were easy to access but the frets could best be described as a medium size, not too uncomfortable, but not jumbo. Construction and build quality is usually where most affordable guitar manufacturers can cut costs. So quality control, final set-up, and design may be prone to flaws when you’re paying only $60 for a guitar. In the case of the Glarry GST3 is quite a mixed bag, some things are surprisingly well done while others clearly need work or upgraded parts. All that to say, I did not have high expectations. My one hope was maybe this is good enough to recommend to a beginner who doesn’t know if they want to play.
Electric guitar has a stylish outlook, stable performance and melodious sound. I’ve played this guitar almost exclusively clean. The sound is generally fuller and more robust with the Wilkinsons vs the Baja Strat copy in my office.
But no, I cannot in good conscience recommend this for beginners who don’t have someone in their lives that can fix a guitar. And once you buy it, if you decide you don’t want to play guitar, you’re not going to be able to resell it easily because there is no active secondhand market for these. You really need to understand that to make a guitar at this price point every component needs to be cheap. There is nothing on this guitar that you’re going to celebrate except for the fact that it does, indeed, work. That is an accomplishment, but it’s a low bar. It is best choice for you, or you can buy it for your family or friends.
She wrote An Animal as soon as she picked up the guitar. I’m thinking about sanding and treating the fretboard with Boiled Linseed Oil to give it a smoother finish under my fretting fingers. The GST 2 has standard Strat controls with one volume and two tones and they work like any other strat, as illustrated on the following image from the Glarry website. The pickguard is a standard s-type 3-ply black – white – black plastic that holds all of the electronics.
The nut width is just a bit wider at 1.695″, but the string spacing is noticeably wider at 1.469″ from the outer edge of the high E to the outer edge of the low E. That 0.1″/2.5mm difference doesn’t look like much on paper, but I can feel it. Another budget guitar that I really like that has wider string spacing is the Cort G100, which I measured as 1.435″. I got one of these Glarry Strat copies for 62 bucks shipped and feel it was a great value for me. I agree that it may not be the best choice for beginning guitar players, but it is a GREAT choice for beginning luthiers.