I've been wanting to add a Strat to my guitar collection for many years because the only single-coil pickup I have is the bridge on my '73 Tele (the neck is a very early DiMarzio PAF). The Strat Plus had always been a favorite model ever since having picked up a Fender catalog in 1988 and seen it, so my sights were mostly set on a later one with the LSR nut. I tend to buy guitars and keep them for a very long time, so the usual MO is to patiently wait for the right one, which in this case would have been candy-apple-something with a maple neck and fingerboard. Most of my guitars are rosewood (the Tele's maple), but for some reason I always think of traditional Strats being maple. A lot of Strat Plusses came and went that didn't trip my trigger or were priced way beyond what they were worth. I considered building one up from a MIM or MIA and at some point decided to give G&L a longer look than I had previously. The Legacy was eventually added to the list. A few months of daily combing through Reverb, Craigslist, Music-go-Round and Guitar Center landed some possibilities, many of which were compromises. I could wait. Finally, a few weeks ago, the Guitar Center in Greenwood, Indiana got a Legacy that jumped out at me. 2015 by the serial number, listed as candy apple red, maple neck and board, Sperzel tuners and a pearloid pickguard. Not bad. As it happened, I had business in Indiana this past week and was flying in early last Sunday to see some friends and make a little music with one of my co-workers. So, fresh from the airport and with another co-worker (who'd flown in from overseas and needed a ride) in tow, I headed over to try it out. Auditioning a guitar while half-awake isn't a great thing to do, but since I had 45 days to return it, anything I missed could be caught later. GC's pictures weren't all that great and hid something major: the guitar had natural wood binding around the top. Not a feature I was looking for, but niiiiiice. A half-hour of playing it later and I dropped the plastic and had it shipped home. It was waiting Wednesday night when I arrived, and I haven't been able to put it down. Some have said the dual-fulcrum vibrato is an acquired taste, but I really like it, probably because it behaves a lot like the Bigsby on my Guild. It's a great axe that sounds delightul and plays like buttah, and I look forward to many years with it.