These early MIJ Fender instruments, while climbing in price, are still an excellent value (hell, they're 20-30 years old now - they're VINTAGE!).
Though most of them could benefit from a complete electronics upgrade (pickups, pots, and switches), the fit and finish are generally excellent, and in many cases, exceed that of their USA-made brethren.
Here are a few that have passed through my clutches over the years. I especially love the double-bound Esquire Customs.