First Act ME301 Guitar Review



You may not know it, but First Act makes a lot of products. They are a musical instrument manufacturer. First Act produces Guitars, Basses, Drum Kits, Percussion instruments, Amplifiers, and an array of different accessories. First Act was founded in 1995, so they have been around a while. Today we are going to take a look at one of their guitars.

This is the ME301.


I found it at a garage sale. Normally I would have overlooked this instrument, but I am always drawn to look at musical instruments. If there had been a lot of Guitars there, I would have only concentrated on the “Brand Name” Guitars and I would have missed a true treasure. I played it and well, the price was right so I took it home.

This is a basic Stratocaster copy. It has a 21 fret neck with a 25.5” ratio (Fender’s ratio). I prefer the Gibson 24.75 Ratio because it has a looser feel, but I like Strats and Telecasters too.

For what is “suppose” to be a “cheap” guitar; it has a Maple neck, Rosewood fretboard. The tuners aren’t Grovers, but they hold their tune. It has a place for a tremelo bar, but this one didn’t come with it.Oh and it has a bolt on neck which is also Fender’s mainstay.

The Me301 has three single coil pickups and the standard five-way switch that is Fender’s trademark. It comes with individual saddles to set the intonation, and one volume and two tone controls. If you like Fender Stratocasters, you’re going to like this guitar.


First Act makes other guitars too. I just happened to get this one. They make other styles of guitars as well.
I am not tricked into thinking that a name on a guitar can make it sound great; the musician does that on any playable guitar. This guitar it made well and holds its tune. It isn’t so heavy that it will weigh you down, and yet it has the dense woods that allow it to resonate and sustain the notes. I am happy with my purchase and I will let you be the judge. Here is a video of me playing my new axe. After all, the bottom line is, what does it sound like. Take a listen:

Well, I hope you found this helpful.

Take care,…



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