Finally got a chance to plug her in last evening - had been adjusting and fiddling unplugged since she arrived. Been blown away by this guitar! TONE!! holy cow, these jaguar pickups are really unlike ANYTHING I have ever played. There is an inherent "sparkle" that is unique to these pickups. I really dig the dual circuits, as well - really cool ... LOTS of variable tone shaping capabilities. Once again, the stock "Duncan Designed" pickups on the VM just kick ***! These pickups seem hotter than I expected - is that the nature of all Jag pickups, or just the DD version? Whatever it is, I am totally digging it. The Neck - I fully expected this VM model to have a neck like other VMs, and it SURELY does! She plays wonderfully Scale - I am seriously digging the 24" scale. While I will never stop playing Strats and Teles, I have also grown VERY fond of 24" scale (2 mustangs and 1 jag now) FB Radius - I would have preferred the more "vintage" 7.25", but I do like my 9.5" FBs as well Rosewood! Yep, I went used on this one so I could grab another guitar w/ Rosewood. I am not quite ready to embrace Indian Laurel or Pao Ferro just yet, lol) Bridge - I see LOTS of dislike out there for the stock Jaguar bridge, w many folks opting to swap it out for a mustang, mastery, or even TOM. I put 11s on this as soon as I got it, and I have NOT experienced any string jumping or annoying buzzing. Works like a bridge should, so far! Weight - as soon as I pulled her from the box, I noticed she has some real heft to her! Just got on the scale, and it looks like she is about 9 lbs. Not an issue for me at all, as I quite like the heavy ones Color - CAR!!! Still, my all-time favorite color One thing I DO want to mention is that I considered several different Jaguars, not just the Squier VM. When you really compare features and prices, The Squier VM becomes a "no brainer" -- to get the full Jaguar "experience", with the correct control circuits, you have to go high-end and high$$ for a "Fender" w similar specs ... I'll take the Squier, please!