One of my favorite guitars is a 1980's Japanese made Squier. These are very well made, I feel even better than MIM. They stopped making them in Japan shortly thereafter and I found one in the classifieds back in 1990 for $99! It has a DMG pickup and control set (David Gilmour version) and the Rosewood fretboard is beautiful - it looks and feels like Pao Ferro!

If you ever see one of these babies, grab it and run!