So even now in 2020, with all the information available, Squiers still get little or no love as crappy guitars in some quarters. Does Epiphone get the same with Gibson people? And why, when Squier is mentioned, do folks go to the old thing about thin bodies and crappy electronics? I know there were thin bodies, but I don't remember which guitars had/have thin bodies (bullet strats?). And even those have their followings. I would not begin to criticize someone's guitar because some version at some point in history, had a thinner body or plywood (laminated) body. I have seen those. I have played those - have never owned one. But did help acquire one for a nephew once. It played fine for a first guitar. My first guitar, a strat clone, was a crappy piece, virtually unplayable, back in early 1980s. That was a period where there were some crappy guitars - who makes a natural finish with 15 chunks of wood in it? Who wants to glue all that into a piece large enough to carve a guitar out of. It was like a HondoII or Aria or something. It was awful. I do still have my first year Peavey Decade though. Thing is as tough as an anvil. Sounds about as good? Haven't played it in years not sure where it is, but it's in the house somewhere. Should dig it out. Back to Squiers... I love the AL pickups in my CV60s as good as any I have - I have a set of TexMex, a set of the Duncan designed SC101s, some ceramics. I have not had the privilege of any higher end things, except my son's Tele which has Tom Short Windy City pickups. Those were nice for his Tele. It just irritates me when people throw them out as junk, no matter what Squier it is. And as far as I can tell, Squier hasn't made anything completely unplayable. The Mini Squier is kinda aggravating to me. But can be made to work.