I was going on a trip where space was at a premium, but I wanted to bring a guitar. I had heard good things about the Ministar Lestar guitar on an online chat and so I ordered one and received it really quickly. With the tool I needed included and in hand, I first picked the Lestar up and adjusted the truss bar. Then I took my time looking the Lestar over. I guess I had kind of expected it to be slightly shoddy workmanship because of its low price, but I was surprised to see that the instrument was free of rough fret ends and its wood had a nice and smooth decent finish.
It’s still difficult to call it a guitar, because it’s so super lightweight and there is no body, just a neck. It’s really strange and a little awkward to play at first, but now that I have gotten used to it I am still surprised by how easy it actually is to play! The neck holds twenty-two frets, and because I have rather small hands, I really like that the guitar is thin, too. It makes it so much easier for me that I am able to play for a lot longer. I find that I no longer miss the presence of the normal guitar body, and am enjoying more maneuverability while I’m playing.
Some full-size guitars come with way too many bells and whistles. The Lestar has just two: one button for volume, one for tone. Nice and simple, just like I like it. The action feels a lot like what you would find on a more expensive guitar, though. It’s slightly high, but still good. The sound I am getting out of the Ministar Lestar is surprising for such a small piece of wood. It’s gutsy and bluesy and is just what I need to play mini-concerts in my living room. I play a lot of classic rock and rock ballads and I am even able to get some funky distortion buzz out of it through my amp!
The Lestar seems like it’s going to hold up pretty well, too. The guitar feels solid and durable, and I think it’s going to last for a long time. My friends kind of made fun of me for playing it at first, at least until they played it. Even though they thought it looked really odd, they all admitted that it played well and sounded good.Published in