So a little background here. The white(ish) Strat in the photo was my Christmas present from Mom when I was 17. It's been my main guitar ever since (except for a couple of years when I played a Flying V in a blues band, but hopefully y'all will forgive me). I've had a bunch of other Fender Strats, MIMs, MIAs, MIJs, but the white Squier has been the best of them all. Had the headstock logo changed when I had it refretted with 6105 wire 20-ish years ago, and after trying DiMarzios, Duncans, other Fender p'ups, etc., I've been happy with the EMG DG-20s for quite a while now. The black pickguard is from a '79 Strat a friend parted out decades ago. Back in '84, when Mom asked what I wanted for Christmas, my only problem was deciding between a black Squier Strat or a white one. I think it was the Hendrix influence that convinced me to get the white one. While I have always loved my white Strat, I've always wanted a black one too. That finally got settled this week when I bought this '83 on Reverb. It just arrived about an hour ago. Seems to be completely stock. I wonder how long that will last... Another one checked off the bucket list. Now to give it a polish and a fresh set of 9.5-44s.