I picked this up recently, a nearly mint Player Series Strat, nice weight, nice woodgrain, the neck is comfortable. And of course being the incorrigible tinkerer that I am, I changed the pickguard to black, and I swapped the stock bridge for a Professional Strat bridge (which has a steel trem block and pop in arm and better saddles) it was an easy swap. I'm still getting the playing action dialed in, but overall it feels great and sounds great. I'm sure most know this but the Player Series replaces the MIM Standard Strat. I like the changes that Fender did, it has alnico pickups, same style bridge as the American 2 point tremolo albeit with a full size zinc block, the logo even looks better. Next string change I'll probably install a set of Hipshot staggered locking tuners that I have.