Thank you for posting this. The existence of US-built Squiers based on parts that failed Fender's MIA assembly-line QC is known and has been documented on this forum in the past. However, not a lot of people are aware of this, so it's worth flagging it up. The unfortunate legacy of Leo's bolt-together designs is how easy is to 'upgrade' one model to what seems to be another. Of course, Leo's objective was to make playable instruments that working guitarists could afford. The idea that there would be 'up-market' and 'entry-level' Strats – with a mass of different models in between – would have probably infuriated him!