I was gassing for a Rosewood board tele and dont have much funds for now, I needed a cheap fix. So I made the decision and bought this 2011 CAR Standard Squier! Really nice for it's price. Im not expecting anything since its just $150, and I was in for a surpise. Love the neck. though it was played a lot, I can see from the marks on the rosewood, but nothing super beat up. I wanted a cheap fix for my rosewood GAS, and I really want a 60's tele. The squier CVC's are too much for my budget and not so many was sold in this part of the world. The only Fender dealer doesnt have the Squier CVC in stock for a long time now. The rosewood board was kind of looking dry, so I went and oiled it.. now its looking better than when I got it. I ran out of stock of 11's string so I cant test and adjust the pickups. it came with rusty 9's, so I quickly took it off, adjusted the truss rod and now waiting for 11's. Im not sure if the bridge pickup is ceramic, but the neck is. I was surpised that it was not routed for the middle pickup ala nashville style, but thats good. here's the guts I have plans on taking the neck pickup off and making this an esquire style. I dont know how to solder and this is a good practice guitar to learn on. can you help me which wires do I unsolder and which ones to retain? or a step by step guide? It's full of scratches but thank God no dents. it has some finish cracks on the neck pocket, but I didnt take the neck off to see if it's just paint. I hope its just the paint. The frets have wear on them, but thats okay as Im planning to replace the medium jumbos with 6105/narrow tall frets as I really like them on my roadworn strat that I used to have and my american pro. Here it is with my thinline partscaster (Squier VM body, MIM neck, Classic 60's pickups, gold hardware), American Professional Telecaster and my most trusted furniture destroyer beagle, Snow.