Best Strat ever owned in 30 years!
I've owned over 12 starts from 1979 until now, and this strat is by far the finest made, sounding and playing guitar fender has ever made! The best thing about it is the neck profile. I don't know what the other reviews are talking about when that say that it has a chunky neck profile, because it has one of the nicest thin line pattern thin necks in any strat I've ever owned or seen! I love the neck so much because of the nice thin line pattern that it sports. I did have to change the pick ups to Seymour Duncan quarter pounders, but the stock ones were nice. I just have always played Seymours for 30 years in every guitar I own. The key to this starts awesomeness is the, "Custom Shop Designed" plate on the back. These CSD starts are better than any american made strat. I wouldn't trade it for any American Strat. And, I just bought the new American Professional in olympic white, and it was very nice, but not ever close to my MIM Custom Shop!