My first ever electric guitar, I did not know what to expect as it was given to me in a starter kit when I wanted to start learning guitar. It sounds nice with clean tones in basic music a beginner would play, so it sounded great when I started learning basic chords and basic solos, but when you start adding distortion it suffers with a pretty bad tone. Overall I would say if you want to try out learning guitar, go ahead and get this cheap strat copy so if you don't get fully into it you haven't wasted too much money, but as soon as you get into playing properly, get an upgrade ASAP!
This was the first electric guitar I owned when I was 14 or 15. Its not a bad guitar considering it came with a small 10watt amp, gig bag, video and accessories for around £100. Its a Very light guitar. It weighs a fraction of what a Fender would be, giving it quite a thin tone. The pickups are a bit weak but not to bad for a beginner. The clean tones aren't to bad through a bigger amp. The gain tones aren't to great. I still use this guitar on occasion through a 20watt Marshall via a couple of pedals and it sounds good for punk and grunge. Its definitely a great guitar for someone learning to play, but I would recommend a Vintage or a Squier over Encore for a beginners guitar if you have a bit more to spend. Overall though not bad at all!