Everybody got all excited about the Grote guitars on Amazon, and I misunderstood and went out and bought a grotty guitar. Not sure why, it just seemed like a good idea at the time. $100, which is probably all the money in the world for this thing, but I can’t see how I can go horribly wrong at that price. 2004 Squier Bullet Special. I don’t know exactly what colour that is, but I like it. Anybody know where to find the code in the serial? It was obviously owned by someone who owned a guitar stand, but never ever washed their hands. Also, the pickguard must have had stickers all over it, and the pawn shop didn’t waste much Goo Gone cleaning them off. It took me a shocking amount to finish the job. The fretboard needed scrubbing, as well. One set screw on the bridge has been replaced by a 1” machine screw (don’t I still have a strat bridge around here somewhere?), but there isn’t a scratch or chip anywhere on the neck or body. Now that it’s clean, it looks kind of awesome IMO.