A couple of days ago, I got myself a 1985 (or 1986, still trying to trace the serial # exactly) Japanese made Squier Strat for the amazing price of... £30!
We're talking all-American parts, American made 57 (or) 62 pickups, American tuners, bridge & saddles, great quality timber, great build quality and all the rest.
The trouble is, the old girl has taking quite a beating by the looks of it, nothing too bad, but the paintwork has been mistreated - I imagine somebody owned it without realising how nice a guitar it was.
It's in a Lake Placid Blue style at the moment, thought it's a shade darker than LPB.
But I - usually a fan of relic'd guitars - want it to look its best.
I'm contemplating re-spraying it Black, or something typically strat-coloured.
But then some of the guys at work at saying I should keep it original to keep it's value.
What do you guys think?