It's all about the parts. That includes Squiers. A few years ago, I bought a MIJ Fender Strat. 1985 built. The body was shot. The neck was scalloped and whatever. However, the loaded pick guard just sat around. I bought a MIM Fender "Squier Series". Circa 1995? Those guitars had cheesy parts. Tuners and all that. Why not load the MIJ pick guard on the MIM? Boy, OH Boy! Those pups are beyond Cool. I love that guitar.