I've got a Squire Double Fat Strat from 99 that I bought as a studio beater. I got it on an ugly color discount from GC (Purple). I think I paid like $149 for it out the door. Don't know if it was MIJ or MIK, but I gotta tell you, I still have it - it's really a sweet (but odd) underrated guitar. I bought this with a VOx Cambridge amp. Solid State with a tube for overdrive. Also a good buy in hindsight. The two, together are my house/practice combo. No complaints.I have a 96 MIK Fat Strat-needed a good set-up and a couple of dings in the body that I touched up and are now hardly noticeable. Mine has the maple neck, stock electronics, plays and sounds great. Mine was cheap-only $150-but took a while to dial in-seems nothing was set up correctly-probably why it was being sold. Once I dialed everything in to suit me-it's great, doubt I'll part with it ever. Mine is definitely solid wood-no laminate or plywood-haven't weighed it, but isn't light!
MIJWhere were the 80s Squiers made?
I had one around 84/85? Loved it. Actually convinced me to shell out for a MIA Strat. The Squier played better I swear. The MIA was clearly better build quality, but the Squier just felt better
I definitely wish I still had that one.