I'm stoked and bummed all at the same time. I just got my Squier CV 50 strat yesterday. As far as my background goes, I played an Aria Hummingbird for a few years back in the mid 70's. Never played it very well, but it was a hoot playing with my buddies. Unfortunately the bird got lost in my daughter's divorce (long story). So recently I decided to buy an electric instead of an acoustic for ease of play and the ability to play it with headphones. My research end up on the Squier CV 50s Strat. So I bought it from Sweetwater with a Plek job and TUSQ XL nut. The build quality and finish of the CV 50 is topshelf. Hardware wise I don't have an amp yet, so I can't say much about the tone or the pickups. The tuners and bridge seam to be of good quality. The bridge saddles not so much, more on those later. The neck looks straight as an arrow and the frets look good and feel smooth. The nut looks good. I get a good feeling of the string vibrations through the neck and body while playing it too. Now the disappointing thing about this buy is the guitar was supposed to be set up as part of the Plek job, but if it was it was poorly done or set up by someone with a gorilla grip. The string height was well over 4/64" on all strings. So, I lowered the saddles and now it feels a lot better. While adjusting the string height I noticed that the set screws on the bridges are a bit course and little bit goes a long ways with them. The saddles are stamped Squier, but I thought they would be Fender. The intonation seems to be okay. I asked Sweetwater for a before and after report on the Plek job, but didn't get it. Now I've got this doubt about if they even did it since the set up was done so poorly. Bummer! So I'm stoked about the guitar, but not so much with Sweetwater. Anyhow, greetings from a motivated beginner.