Definately Worth The $230.00 Price Tag!!!!
I have the 2008 version of this model and aside from swapping out the stock tone capacitor with a USA made ,Fender Ceramic Cap, this is just as good if not better, than a MIM Fender Standard Strat. I've had mine for a couple of months now and I don't for one minute regret getting it. The stock alnico ceramic single coils have a nice vintage tone to them and are extremely versatile for all kinds of music from Blues to Metal. This guitar once setup and intonated properly, stays in tune extremely well and has some nice sustain to it. I'm currently using this along with my 2006 60th Anniversary USA made Fender Strat with my band and to be honest, it sounds just as good as my MIA Strat. If you're on a low budget or a beginner, I highly reccomend this guitar, it's a keeper.