FSR "V" Mystic 3 color
OKAY so what already has been mentioned is first on my mind about this guitar. The pictures in Sweetwater's Guitar Gallery or any picture you might see of this guitar can NOT capture the true beauty of this instrument. When you open up that case (Which in itself is REALLY cool) your eyes will dance and it for real almost took my breath away. The "mystic" part of the 3 color sunburst is metal flake and it is beautiful. I have never been a fan of 3 color sunburst which is why I never carefully examined this guitar when searching for another Strat. But I am SO glad I did. The gold anodized pickguard can not be photographed and capture the beauty of it. It is special, hence the "S" in FSR. OK next this is the first "V" neck I've ever held in my hand and it is a thing you must try. It is a different feel that just fits my hand as good if not better than a modern C profile that is so common to Strats and Teles. The change is subtle but noticeable in a great way for me.Chords are easier it seems and with the compound radius neck you can bend easier than you ever have before I can almost guarantee it. This guitar has everything that a Deluxe American Strat has except for the locking tuners and the pop in tremelo arm. The p'ups are not noiseless and that is just fine with me. I think the fat 50's are great sounding. And this baby is $400 LESS than an American Deluxe. I bought some Fender locking tuners for it I'll slap on there the first time I need to change the strings and I still saved money. If your thinking about a Stratocaster and a "V" neck works for you this is a thing of pure excellence! Fender really knocked it out of the park with this guitar. Get it while you can. Dave Brow is fantastic and so knowledgeable .I am lucky to have him and Sweetwater for all my gear needs!