Im afraid im gonna have to disagree a little. Ive owned several Squier guitars and I really like them better than the Lonestar my cousin has. The paint on "real" fenders rub off way to easy and Ive had to beat the paint off my squiers. Though Im a small person and the Jagmaster swallows me, I really like them, except for the silver finish on the new ones, I loved the blue ones. Id about trade my Tele for one. I dont think I would own a Fender unless it was a Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, or a bass. But I think Squier all the way.