I was hanging out at the music store today and picked up an AO 50's strat. It was nice and light had a good feel and a big chunky neck. Felt a bit chunkier than the neck on the AO 50's Tele I bought. I'm not much for playing strats although I do like having one around for some variety and the odd time I want to hear that sound. Last year I had a Wildwood 10 CS strat which was probably the nicest strat I've ever owned. But I just didn't like having that much money sunk in to a guitar that I hardly play. But for the price of the AO it wouldn't bother me if I only played it once in a while. I didn't plug it in but it felt really nice. I'm going back tomorrow to plug in and have a listen and I'll probably go home with it. One thing I've wondered with this series is what year do the 50's tele and 50's strat actually represent? The Tele to me seems like its a 52. Other than the 9.5 radius the specs seem like 52. So with the strat is it a 54 other than the radius?