I've always been a huge fan of the Classic 50's Teles and have owned a few over the years. My current Partscaster Tele has a Classic 50's neck on it, and it's my favorite Tele neck. Picked up this really nice 2011 Classic Series Strat the other day. Guitar is 100% original and stock and has never been messed with. Never been much of a Strat guy, but for $400 I'd be a moron to not buy it. Strings are old as heck, but I still sounds great. Unlike the Classic Series 50's Teles, the pickups on this guitar don't sound horrible. The guitar is in desperate need of a set up and the strings are really old. I've been told the Fiesta Red is a somewhat rare color in this series. Red has never been my favorite color for a guitar, but this one is growing on me.