Hello guys, just wanted to share my 2 cents on my experience with these 3 strat models. I'm not a great nor experienced player, I have an Epiphone les paul Std Pro and a MIJ Tele and I'm now in the market for a strat. I don't need it... it's just GAS! Since I had never played a strat, I went to my local store to blind try a Squier CV vs MIM Player vs Am pro. Unfortunately, they didn't have any CV. The test with MIM and AM was good. I loved them both, they felt different, but I could see myself playing both, The AM sounded better (even my gf who doesn't play liked the sound of the AM more). But to me, it was just slightly better, not double the price better. Today, few weeks after this first test, I found a 2014 CV Fiesta Red (I like that color!!!) online second hand and went for an inspection. I had very high expectations as I read many articles and watched many videos about how great CVs are! Unfortunately, I was really disappointed. Didn't like the neck (felt small and weird) and the overall guitar felt like a toy. Before I got my EPI LP, I tried few models and the CV gave me the same impression as those cheap Epiphone Special... they feel like toys. I can't explain it properly, but that's the closest thing I can think of! Also, this particular cv didn't look properly made: the body/neck joint had a little gap. Tiny, but there. Anyway, long story short, I think I played with it for less than 30 seconds. I'm happy I tried these 3 models now, so I have a better idea on how they feel. For me.... it's MIM. I can tell the AM was overall better but for my bedroom a MIM Player is going to be way more than enough!