Jerry...Sweet guitar! I used to be ambivalent about white, but it has grown on me over the years...and it looks so good on a Jazzmaster!T2
So how is the quality of the Squier? Pickguard mentioned above not withstanding. I have seen one that I wouldn't mind having...the Jaguar with P90s and the knobs rear mounted (no pickguard). I miss having a guitar with P90s.
Well, not that I'm any great judge of the quality of guitars, the Squier (just noticed that I have been misspelling Squier) is a nice guitar. The only thing I can compare it to is my 62 Jazzmaster.
It doesn't feel any heaver, but I haven't weighed either one of them. Of course the medium jumbo frets are different but I like them better than the jumbo frets on the other Squier I had. The neck on this guitar feels smoother than the other Squier and the neck relief seems to be proper. The paint and finish is very nice and the rosewood is darker on this one that the last one (which I like).
I'm not familiar with P90 pick-ups except that I know they are popular. The pick-ups on this Squier state, "Duncan Designed", whatever that means. The guitar sounds nice but I really don't have much playing time on it yet. I definitely like the bridge better than the first Squier. I just wish I knew a good luthier.
For the money and considering that it is not a true "Fender", I think I'm going to be o.k. with it. Like you, I was not much of a fan of white guitars but oddly enough I remember mentioning to Arjay at one point that I might get my 62 refinished and he commented that it would look nice in Olympic White. Well, I got one in Olympic White and I think it looks nice. It will look even better when I get a proper tort pick-guard, but I'm in no hurry.