I built this rack out of PVC pipes, if you'd like instructions, let me know. I bought the squier strat for 20 bucks, and invested about 100 dollars worth of upgrades into it. I guess the guitar is worth while now. I forgot to talk about my guitar effects pedals. I have a BOSS loop station RC-2. Which is really cool and fun with be able to jam with yourself. a DANELECTRO Cool Cat Chorus. This one is pretty good. This is the original 18volt version, so it has two outputs, which can form a stereo output and it sounds verrrry cool. Other pedal is a Boss Metal Zone MT-2. Okay pedal i guess. I don't like it too much, but a lot of people do. Oh, and my friend got me that mousepad as a gift, in Taiwan.