I have to confess.... I love Teles but the Strat is my favorite. I am gassing for a Strat in the HSS configuration. I don't want to spend a lot. I not having much luck finding a used one, so I was thinking about the Squier CV 70s model. I think the MIM Fenders and CV Squiers are pretty close in quality. I think this thing is really tasty.... I have an American Standard Strat that is my absolute number one....it is perfect in every way. I don't expect the Squier to measure up to that level, but I love a great bargain.... and I have some perfectly playable Squiers. Anybody have any experience with the CV 70 Series?