Fender American Elite Strat
I've never been a Strat guy....always an LP or something with humbuckers. I pulled the trigger on this since I was looking for something to fill in the gaps of what my LP couldn't do since I decided to start bringing 2 guitars to a gig again. I am glad I made this decision. I can get anywhere from crystal clear clean chords to screaming sustaining leads. I barely even touch my LP anymore when playing. I am in a top 40 cover band, with the essential disco, motown, and classic rock tunes thrown in. I basically stay on the single coils all night (which btw they are completely noiseless) and switch to the shawbucker for the heavier tones I need sometimes. I get a little nuts with the trem bar, but with locking tuners I only find myself tuning once before each set, and even then it still seems to be in tune since the previous set. I would like to thank my Sales Engineer, Pat, for always going above and beyond for me. I had this guitar reserved with .011-.052 strings and a low action set up. As soon as it was available I was notified by Pat that the guitar has been set up and shipped. It arrived 2 days later just before my weekend gigs! Perfectly set up and no tweaks were needed. So I guess I am a Strat guy....for now.