I concidered a Strat Squire but chose this model because it's small, easy to transport, and has those neat built-in effects.
Price: $350.00 (new)
Where Obtained: on line auction
Made in Japan. Made of some kind of wood (heck, I don't know.) 24 frets. One Humbucker pickup. One volume control, enamel flame finish, string through body, adjustable bridge, non locking tuners, 24 effects built into the unit.
Built in 5 watt amp with 3 inch speaker.
9 volt battery of ac adapter.
Can be jacked into external amp for stage use with all the effects.
Good action. Neck suits me. No flaws I can detect.
I can't get the intonation adjusted properly. My open chords sound out of tune when my bar chords are in tune.
Marshall 10 watt practice amp to accompany the built in amp and effects. Blues and old rock and roll. You could use it on stage if you don't mind the small size (neck is full size).
I cannot get the intonation adjusted correctly. Either I'm adjusting it incorrectly or there may be a need to adjust something else.