Well, Guitarfetish has released a new pro series that basically takes the (now clearenced) XV series, and puts quickplug pups in them, and Fender shaped Headstocks. https://www.guitarfetish.com/Xaviere-Electric-Guitars_c_116.html Having had a coupe Slicks, and played a couple XV’s (found the XV’s in pawn shops/CL ads), I can say the quality is always decent (and the bodies very nicely finished), but I’ve yet to have kept one... there hasn’t been that “bang for buck” gong that goes off in my head for keepers. Is quickplug, and a Fender shaped headstock worth an extra $30-$60? At least they didn’t put a plastic or wood plug in the truss rod hole... because that would be blatant bait for scammers to buy & waterslide them (doesn’t mean that some won’t anyways). They’ve fire-saled the XV series, some are down in the $169 range, so that is something. I like GFS for parts occasionally (I don’t hate the pickups, but I haven’t loved any either). Even with the new warehouse, and consolidated shipping costs... a small box of parts can cost as much almost as much to ship as a Guitar (shipping a Guitar to Chicago is now $22). I still bite for parts sales, but you have to act as soon as you get the email, or the hardware you want will be gone (like an XTrem in the finish you want). I did really like the Squier ‘51 pickguards they offered (over 10 years ago now!).