Just bought this guitar from a local seller. I've never had a nice vintage guitar before, or even a fender that was better than MIM (not complaining. Mexican fenders are great.) Anyway, I saw this baby on sale locally, and did a little research. Turns out, as many of you likely know, the Squiers made in the Fujigen factory in the early to mid eighties are splendid players. Some say as good or better than American strats. I can't say for sure. I bought the guitar expecting it would take a bit of upgrading to really make it sing. That's been my experience in the past with anything under the "squier" brand. To my pleasant surprise, this strat isn't just a good body and neck. The pickups are absolutely gorgeous sounding. Just wanted to gush for a moment about this gem. Thank God the collectors turn their nose up at anything with "Squier" on the headstock. Otherwise I never would've gotten it so cheap.