I purchased this as an in store Demo Model from Sweetwater. Had a couple finish dings but otherwise it was listed in new condition with no previous owner. I must say Matt Wood and Kenny Bergle were just amazing to deal with getting this instrument into my hands. Can't speak highly enough of those 2 and they were great to deal with. They went above and beyond IMO. The details of this guitar should speak for themselves if you are considering one of these American Vintage Models. The case itself is a thing of beauty. Just looking at the outside of it you know a quality instrument is resting underneath. The moment you open this case and put this guitar in your hands you will see and feel where your money went. The neck just feels great. Nicely rolled edges and the way it's narrowed at the nut makes chording very comfortable. I like the way the neck widens as you move up on the fretboard. Every note and bend just feels effortless. There is truth to the thin finish these have when it relates to how the guitar resonates. You can hit chords and put your hand on the body and feel the vibration. You can feel it against your body. I feel this has quality woods with the maple and alder. The guitar is light weight yet feels solid. The electronics are top notch. I see no reason to swap out any of the pickups as every position sounds like what i think a strat should sound like. The volume and tone controls work very well together. There's no muddiness to be had when using the tone controls as they do not get bassy at all unless you completely turn these all the way off and even then that is a usable tone. From 1 to 10 is completely usable. In short i am totally happy with this guitar. I find this one inspiring and this is the first instrument i have picked up in a very long time that just makes me want to become a better player. It's too good of an instrument to not give it that justice. Thank You Fender and Thank You Sweetwater.