scrolling the local guitar shop’s site, and I saw a gorgeous used strat that looked like it might scratch an itch I’d had - it’s an AVRI 57 that’s just got that “something” that caught my eye. Went to play it, and it just wasn’t the right one for me - nothing to complain about, but it just didn’t make me reach for my wallet. Hanging next to it was a brand new Eric Clapton model in Olympic white...”never tried an EC before...” I thought - why not. Tuned it and plugged in, and was just floored. First thing that hit me was how comfortable the neck was - it just fit my hand perfectly, and was really easy to play. The noiseless pups really live up to the name - and all five positions were exactly what I liked - and that’s before I started messing with the mid boost and TBX controls. There’s just a ton of possibilities with nothing more than that guitar and a great amp! Anyhow - it ended up following me home...wow, what an impressive axe!