I bought a used white Fender Prodigy back in the early 2000's for only $200.00. It was dirty but not dinged or chipped, and the pickguard seemed to take most of the abuse. It had a great neck with light wear on good medium-jumbo frets, and everything worked as it was supposed to. Over the following few years, I did the following to improve its condition. First, I cleaned and polished the body and shielded the pickup routing. The frets were dressed and polished. I replaced the pot metal bridge saddles on the vintage-style vibrato with GFS forged stainless saddles, and had a new tortoiseshell pickguard made by Pickguard Heaven, as I remember. It cost about $65.00, but the guitar is now gorgeous and looks like new. The new pickguard is 3-ply and plenty strong to support the jack despite the screws being close to the corners. While I was gigging with it, I was pleased with the two single-coil pickups, but I found the bridge HB to be dull...no wonder with a reading of 15K ohms. My final mod is pending now, and I will be replacing the bridge HB with a hot P-90 style pickup that should brighten up the sound and be a good match for the loud single-coils. None of the upgrades/mods was expensive, and I'm very happy with this underrated bargain. I bought this guitar to refurbish and sell, but I got to like it as much as my Strat, and I would never sell it now. If it were stolen, I would be extremely upset because I can't replace it. Too bad they were discontinued!