I always wanted a guitar that was my age or older. Finally happened. It's the 3rd strat I've owned and theres definitely some magic in these fullerton pickups and craftsmanship. The online community has some hate on these 2 knobs but also plenty of fans. I always leave knobs on max anyways so doesnt matter to me how many. Can't believe how good the positions 2 and 4 are, usually they are my least favorite.