I know i gush about the CV line a lot, but i need to gush some more so hang on, this will be long ! I have had a number of them and for ME not all are good like the thinline mahogany body. Just way too bright IMO. Or the 60s tele due to the neck being ultra thin. I couldn't deal with those, but those are subjective reasons. But man, when you find the right ones for you it's almost shocking how good they are because I have owned very expensive guitars i didn't like as much ! Take my 50s BSB tele. Got it at a pawn shop in mint condition for $200. About the same as an expensive set of pickups. It's my fav tele to date I outright LOVE that thing and i honestly mean this when i say it,....i cannot find fault with it. Now i have this 60s strat with a fret defect you surely saw my post about, Fret is installed at an angle ! So they aren't all perfect, but read on. I have tried and tried to her the defect in intonation by playing clean chords in that area of the neck (it's the 2nd fret) and i swear as crazy as it sounds it actually plays in tune and is more in tune sounding than my MIM 60s strat in some ways, high E string for example. I'm puzzled as can be about that and cannot figure out how that's possible. But that aside this thing sounds better then my MIM 60s which has been my #1 for about 20 years. As some people describe a really amazing sounding guitar, it sounds "musical" is the best way i can explain it. So much so that i am not only keeping it but i was going to try and find another CV 60s neck for it due to that fret just because looking at it bothered me. Now im not so sure and i don't even notice and think about it anymore because it's so damn good ! And i'm afraid to try another neck as good as it sounds as is. Now here's whats even crazier. I have always changed out the pickups on every guitar i owned because i can always hear things about them i don't like, and i can always improve them and "fix" the issues i have with them. The only guitar in my memory that i preferred the stock ones was a gibson P90 Jr which i tried some boutiques in but i always came back to the stocks. Well, i have a lot of pickups in the parts drawer that i remove from guitars i sell after putting the stocks back in, and i tried them all with my CV tele and strats. Tried my fav tele neck PU in my BSB, a dimario twang king, tried 2 bridge pu's, a fender 62 custom and a Zhangbucker. What in it now? The stocks ! They just sound better, and thats unheard of for me, especially considering the 62 custom is a pickup i have loved in every tele its gone in. The 60s strat? I tried 2 sets....fender fat 50s and fender 57/62s. Whats in it now....the stocks. Again, they just sound better ! Of countless fenders i have had i don't recall one who's stock pickups i preferred. Yet here are 2 cheap guitars i bough in a row both of which have pickups i preferred greatly over other sets i loved in several other fenders. Oh, and i have a 50s CV too, and i will admit i did prefer it with my van zandts over the stock A3's. But i preferred the A3's over those 2 fender sets i tried and i do like the stock A3's a lot. In any case, i find it unreal that these dirt cheap CV's come with some of the best stock pickups i have ever heard which seem to be the perfect match for each CV. I dunno if its someone at fender or the chinese factory they were made in, but someone must have a great ear and went to lengths to insure these things came with the best pu's for them. Lastly, the 60s strat pickups are so dynamic that more then my other fender and van zandt sets the guitar cleans up better with the volume knob. I thought i was imagining that at first but nope, they really do. Amazing. Then there's the fret work. You gotta be kidding me. I do my own fretwork and most guitars i get need some attention to get an action low enough for me. I have a left hand injury that requires i have as low an action as possible. Rarely does a stock guitar comes with frets that are leveled well enough. But every CV i have had does. I have yet to even touch the frets on any of them. I swear it's as tho they were pleked. Unheard of with the MIM stuff, even the classic series which have been my go to strats and teles for years now. Of course they are 7.25" too so that is part of it. But i still had to level most of them to get the action where i wanted. The CV necks are right at the top of the heap of necks that just feel perfect to me. Not a beefy neck person at all tho, so thats subjective. But fretwork, fret size, radius, it all ticks every box for me. I know i gush as lot about these squires, but they are more than deserving. I don;'t like the term fanboy but i suppose i am. I am not sure i will want to play my MIM 60s anymore after getting this "defective" CV60s. It's as, if not more one of the most musical and pleasing sounding rosewood board strats i have owned including some high end ones like anderson. It's really a shame to put it mildly that these things have been discontinued. You can believe the new Indo line will be as good if you want, IMO there's no way with a lower price and using non traditional woods they will. All i can say is, if you have any of these gems hang onto them. And if not, get em while you can because prices on used ones are already going up and no doubt will continue to rise. The chinese CV line was IMO the best budget fender style guitars ever made. Granted, some cheap parts, but nothing that u can't replace for a few bucks leaving you with a guitar that can literally rival some of the best. Sadly, the end of an era, but so glad i have mine, and they are staying.