He’s the keyboard player in our band and very talented dude, and his daughter wants a guitar for Christmas. An electric guitar. In talking with him, he and I both agreed that a Strat would be most versatile. He played some classic vibe Squier’s at the music store near us and he thinks he wants to get her one of those , but I found a 1999 virtually untouched/mint Mexican standard in black with a rosewood board for $300 or best offer. Still has the plastic on the pg and a Fender gig bag . CV’s are $360-ish . to me it’s a no brainer but I’m sure there’s people on this forum that would much rather have a classic vibe than an MIM Std. Not me.