NGD! Had to try a Hawk SE for $80. I don't know how Kurt does it, and with a real nice gig bag included it's really more like a $70 guitar. It's beautifully made, if a bit harsh sounding. I'm new here, but I remember some of you guys from the Squier division of Strat-Talk from last year. Don't know how much discussion there's been about the Hawk SE, but I'm amazed and impressed. For better or worse, I have to report that, like all the Bullet Strats I've seen, the blue is much more like Surf Green (Hey Pesky!), but it's a beautiful paint job, and with the glossy maple neck and cream knobs it looks just like an American Vintage '57. Should be an excellent unit to mod.