Here's Phil working his techie magic on a 1980s Japanese Fender Squier Stratocaster that was found in a skip by Joe Nesbitt's Dad. The guitar is structurally sound with just a few dents. Phil and Joe are replacing all the electrics after having given it a good clean up, new saddles and so forth. They've ordered some Seymour Duncan pickups. Apparently, Squier Strats of that era are of better quality than the American made Fenders.
It's a mystery to me why anyone would throw a guitar in a skip; maybe there's a fraught and anguished story behind its ignominious disposal. Some poor soul who could never get the riff from 'Johnny B Goode' just right; or a wife/girlfriend who got fed up of hearing 'Smoke on the Water' again and again and again.
[Joe is a wizard guitar player and he and Phil are forming a blues/rock trio. And perhaps with keyboards as well.]