Best One Yet!!
Let me start by saying I am a Stratocaster nut!! I love them!! I have 2 57 American Vintage Re-Issue's, and I just bought an American Standard with the Custom Shop Pickups,, I had been considering a Custom Shop model, but it was way out of my league!! I need to say also that Fender's quality has gotten very good over the last 10 years or so.. Now to the review,, The setup was perfect, the neck fits snuggly in the neck pocket, and the paint, (Olympic White) looks AWESOME!! Now to my favorite part, the Pickups!! They still have a nice chime like you would expect from a Stratocaster, but they also have a bit more roundness than say the 57/62s on my AVRIs. But here's the best part, because the middle pickup is reverse wound, when you go to the 2 or 4 position on the selector switch, the guitar is dead quiet, even on the distortion channel on my Mesa!! It's like having 3 single coils and 2 humbuckers on one guitar!! Freekin Amazing. .Yes It is $1200, but it comes with a hardshell case, and in my humble opinion it's worth every penny!!