Little story, OK? Went to a local NoVa ( Manassas, VA) music shop today, actually called NoVa Music, for the first time today ( after driving by it for years) to buy some acoustic strings. (Note: I have no $$ anymore/ for Instruments, or real need for anything but strings/picks/cables, and I usually just order online- but needed strings asap) Anyhow, I'm checking out the string display rack ( small shop) and my right eye catches a '69 Tele Thinline, in line with other Fenders on the wall- this is one of my all time favorite looking Teles ( the Mahogany- bodied one) and remember checking out the original MIJ ( I think) RI's from the '90's Asked the 'kid' ( really, a nice kid) If I could check it out this guitar, and a Fender amp, and he said " Sure!" Just picked it up, tuned the guitar ( really!) to a Grateful Dead song ( in A) that was actually playing in the store. Started to do some quick Country blues, and was knocked out at how light, and bright and twangy- this guitar is- felt sounded great ( but I'd need 10's on it!) It wasn't till I locked at the headstock tag to check price, that I realized I was playing a Squire. Very nice player, and really beautiful- comfy! The ' kid' plugged in a Squire CV Strat into another Fender amp and we played some fun, sloppy, slightly out of tune blues I E ( this happens when new guitars in shops actually get played for a few minutes, the strings move/ bend!) Anyhow, I WANT this guitar! ( maybe, if I can get $$ together) Is it as good/ reliable/ put together as it seems? Thanks!