Early last spring I purchased a Bullet Tele in surf green, on sale of course, because I wanted a guitar I could learn to set-up, modify, try luthier type things and just generally learn how to screw up a guitar to my satisfaction without worrying about the guitar itself. A nice cheapie. I've learned a lot with that guitar and have enjoyed fiddling around with it. Last summer I purchased another one, in butterscotch with a maple neck. I've always avoided maple necks since my youth when at that time a maple neck felt like linoleum and was just totally wrong. At that time my main guitar was a Gretsch Tennessean, so you can understand my disdain. Anyway, I took what I had learned from the surf green Bullet and applied it to the butterscotch Bullet. The result is that I'm playing the butterscotch every day, loving it to the point it has become my go to guitar. It sits between a 22 year old MIM Strat and Gretsch G2420T, both that play like absolute butter, and it is holding its own against both of them. Who knew ??? Now any brand snob who scoffs my Squiers gets a perfunctory "You are clueless" response and is dismissed.