I posted a separate thread on getting a new guitar with humbuckers. That has morphed into a yearning for a guitar from my year of birth (1986). I’d still prefer something with humbuckers but am not opposed to changing pickups later on so I’ll include single coils. I’m not looking for some super original masterpiece from that year but would like a nice player. Anyone have some thoughts on what to look for with a $500ish range? Squire or Fender? I’m unfamiliar with build qualities in the different ranges from that time period.