Just bought a Fender Player Stratocaster HSS (buttercream), which I love (a few issues, but most of which I got sorted), and a Squier CV70 Stratocaster HSS (black), which I like quite a bit (I'll like it more when I deal with the sticky feeling of the neck). The main / only issues are buzzy / rattling D and G strings, likely needing a string tree. The CV70 has a stickiness like no other. The gloss is probably the worst in terms of stickiness I think I've ever used. That aside, the guitar plays well, is a nice weight (not too heavy or too light). The stock pickguard on the Player is great (better than I thought it'd be), and I might not swap the whole shebang for the pickups, etc. in my signature. The CV70s has a good pickguard, and I probably will swap it out.