I will be giving my son his new John 5 Squier Telecaster on Christmas morning....he plays in my band, and its his 1st new guitar. The Strat he plays now is one that I played back in the '80's, sold it to a friend of mine-he had it for about 5 years- I bought it back(for 50 bucks less than what I sold it to him for-it was beat-up!!)gave that guitar to him for Christmas when he was around 14........we tried out the John 5 guitar a few weeks ago.....he loved it!!! And so did I !!!!! Its built like a tank, and its got a killer tone!!!! Now, Im hoping I can set aside some New Years Eve gig money and get me one myself in GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!