However, it is true that Squiers by Fender are good student guitars and are most generally of medium quality. Must be dead if you are digging up old stuff and doing a re-pack.
Nothing wrong with a Squier, but lets face it, you get what you pay for. I would agree with you, I thought the modern player just as good as the corona tele's.
Parts may have been produced in one year and left in a bin until they were ready to be paired with a body.
I've tried a couple and thought they were very nice guitars and certainly better value for money than anything made in Japan, Mexico or the US. Fender's top end guitars are manufactured in the U.
S., Japan, and Mexico and are made with much better materials, hardware and electronic components installed than Squiers made in China.
Regards, kcbuck It's a genuine Fender (whatever that means).
All the Modern Player guitars are made in China at the Squier factory but just branded "Fender" rather than "Squier by Fender".