I have a 1983 Made in Japan SQ Series Fender Telecaster Squier Bullet. It is candy apple red with back & front cream binding and has a maple neck. Absolutely the best sounding, best playing and best looking Tele that I have played. If red is not your color, then you may disagree. I would not trade this for any USA made Tele. The 80's Squiers are very good. I have the original pick ups which give it the vintage twang and punch tones more than other USA, MIM Teles that I have owned and played. Ive seen these guitars for as low as $350 and as high as $600. I would not pay more than $400.