I guess I'm shameful in that I bored AF right now, and like hitting up pawn shops on my days off, and scouring Craigslist/LetGo on my days off. Found this little "gem" today. $60 out the door. Brought it home and did the COVID decontamination and tear down. Issues: 1)Tremlo screws had some damage, allowing tremlo to creep up about 0.5-1mm on the low E string side. High E side was normal. Pulled tremlo off, and the first 2 screw holes showed some damage. Filled in the holes with a redneck fix(small wood down 1mm in diameter glued into hole and then screw introduced to allow proper offset. 2) imput jack was loose behind plate. Took a few seconds to fix. Rest of guitar seems ok. Few dings and chips but nothing major. Neck feels very nice overall. Finish is very very nice, and feels thin and satin. But what do I know, I'm a noob. Ended up swapping pick guards with the recently removed guard from my 2003 Squire Standard as the stock pick guard was warped a bit and cheap one ply. All electronics still stock. While strings were all off I did a quick fret level and crown. TBH, after stringing with EB #9's the action on this guitar I can get about the lowest of any of my strats. I think this being the 3rd guitar I've attempted to level frets, I must be getting it down better. Stock pickups sound ok'ish. The Color has grown on me a TON. My first reaction when I saw it in the shop, was I'll give it to my daughter, she should like that odd color. But after a second or so, I really dug the color and it's now really taken me, I love it. I justify/tell myself, I'm going to pawn shop to find a guitar for my 2nd daughter(1st daughter got nice Yamaha Pacifica), but I keep falling in love with the Squier's I find. My PRECIOUS! It's a thin body strat, just a bit over 1.5" thick. I'm unsure of which model, probably a bullet or w/e cheap version, but tbh I don't care. Seems to play and will be a good mod project. Frets looked virtually unworn when I got it. Someone threw it around their bedroom and played it a few times. Love these cheap Squier's, and local pawn shops seem to get abused guitars in somewhat frequently. Problem is, some shops think their abused, in need of repair Squier's are worth $200-300. Once in awhile, you come across a guy who knows the guitar needs work and isn't worth nearly MIM Strat pricing. I think they go on Reverb or w/e and see what a Classic Vibe goes for and think, "oh this POS is worth that". LMK what you all think. I'll be on the lookout to order some CTS pots, Fender switch, and some Alnico pickups most likely unless these stock ceramics wow me. Quick play they seemed ok, but I'm in need of a beer after busting a move working this guitar today/tonight. Stock ceramics in my 93' MIM Fender strat IMO sucked. So maybe I'm not giving these stockers a chance, being biased from my earlier dealings with ceramics. Oh and don't make fun of my Elvis rug. My mom had it before she moved and gave it to me, so has some sentimental value . Figured it fit!