I’ve been trying to search for TDPRI approved Strat copies. of course, I don’t mean “TDPRI approved” in an official sense, I’m just curious about which brands that copy a Strat that happen to receive positive comments from my TDPRI brethren and sistren. I’ve been searching, but it’s slow goings and slim pickings. So, I decided to start a thread and ask. I’d like to hear about recommended budget brands, preferably under $200, probably $250 tops. Of course, I know about Squier I’ve played a Classic Vibe ‘50s that I liked, but my budget rules that one out. The Squier Standard might work, I’ve played one, I think, but I don’t remember being impressed. I’ve played an Affinity that I didn’t care for, same with the Bullet. For budget strat copies in other brands, I’m aware of Xaviere and Jay Turser, though I’ve never played or even seen either one. How are they regarded here? What other brand recommendations do you have? Oh, and yes, I know buying used will make my $$$ go farther. I’m open to that. In fact, I’m thinking of going on the hunt in local pawn shops, but of course that is a luck-of-the-draw proposition. So I’m asking here, to be armed with information for whatever I might find. Okay, whaddaya got for me?