When I first got my Strat eight years ago, I followed this forum and others like a hawk. I read about all kinds of Fenders. I remember the agonising feeling of waiting for the Strat to arrive in the mail and the immense joy of receiving it! Today I celebrate the 8 year anniversary of getting my Strat in my hands for the first time (I have a thing for the number 8) and had to celebrate this by posting a small clip of me playing this Strat live. It's a 2011 American Standard Strat and I got it in 2011. I have used it for every gig with my band and have never broken a string with it. It's bone stock and is full of dings and rust but I love it! Would be cool to hear what you think about the sound and playing! https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10162272213170611 Thanks!