These are great guitars, if modded properly, can rival a much more expensive Strat! I put in a 0.1uf metalized capacitor,and that toned down the inherit treble sound of the pickups, I would put it up against any more expensive Squiers and even the mexican made Strats! An unbelievable value for the money. The AlNico pickups are vastly better than a ceramic pickup Squier!They really don't need any more modification than a different capacitor, a lot of Squier buyers will mod thier Squiers sooner or later, but you can get yourself a great sounding Strat for little spent!
Sun City, Az.