Admin Post One of the best Strats I ever owned, or played, was a MIM Tex=Mex I bought new for $340. CNC has changed things drastically. The Squier Classic Vibe that I just bought from Winfield Thomas probably has fewer flaws than the originals, which came out of Fullerton. The fretwork is nearly perfect and the neck profile is perfect. I’m certain that automation plays a big role in that. They must cut corners somewhere in order to get these Classic Vibes out the door so cheaply, but I’m not able to find anything wrong.