That's EXACTLY what I think of as Squier because it's the only model that isn't plentiful and cheap in the Fender brand.What do you think about those j mascis jazzmasters for $500 (if they're still $500)? I've thought about one just because of some of the people who've raved about them.
Not in the last two years but I've played probably dozens of the JMJM's often with cash in my pocket and they always have a consistent mediocrity.
Nothing wrong, just kind of dead and lacking any notable charisma, while not being cheap either.
I stopped looking though when they were still $450 all day and $400 now and then second hand.
Guitar Center always stocked them, very popular so players (or buyers) seem to like them?