Since I satisfied my jones with another new Fender Strat recently - an American Pro II, I've decided to look into the Squiers a bit more. The last one I had was maybe 4 or 5 years ago and it was a J Mascis Jazz Master which was a surprisingly phenomenal guitar at any reasonable price. But I had to dump it after only 2 months because I kept having to tighten the truss rod ever few days until it maxed out and became unplayable. How are these guitars today? I'm seeing Strats and Teles for $229 on Fender's site, are they still good? Hard to see how they can even make a playable guitar for that price, let alone make it decent quality and highly playable. Since I got my latest Fender I started watching some videos and coming across a few incredible players who are using Fender copies costing around $400 and they sound as good as anything. Show me your pics and tell me some stories about your experiences with the Squier brand. Who knows, maybe I'll bring one home this weekend as a nice little house 'beater'. .