Purchased this on the local auction site recently for the small sum of $150NZ. It's an SX Vintage series Strat. I've been lusting for a Strat again recently, so I bought this to fill the void until I can afford the Strat I envisage in my head. Here it is with my Deluxe Reverb. Proper Strat headstock For such a cheap guitar, it sounds and plays pretty excellently. I polished the frets and gave the fingerboard a lick of oil, and bends are ridiculously easy. The fingerboard is a nice, smooth, dark slab of rosewood, as good as you'd see on a much more expensive guitar. While I had the steel wool out, I knocked the shine off the rest of the neck, which is much nicer to play. The pickups are bright and chimey, and do the Knopfler sound pretty well, which is precisely what I was after. They lack a bit of definition and fullness to get them all the way there though. For such little coin though, I'm not surprised nor bothered.