Got this about a month ago as a B-stock. I wasn’t a “Strat guy” until my Ed O’Brien Strat made me rethink that position. That’s an oddball with active electronics and a stacked humbucker bridge pickup. And I love it! I wanted a more traditional Strat. Actually, I wanted a Vintera 50s Strat, not a 50s Modified, but I didn’t realize until it arrived. Call it a happy accident because I’m really digging this machine. I wanted the traditional Strat sounds, and this has them, plus the S1 switch adds the neck pickup to any other position. Neck and bridge has a bite and “mass” that’s fun to rock, all three has a coarse jangle that’s unique. Every other sound is, you know, kind of generic after 75 years of Strats. I don’t mean boring. I mean everything we like about Strat tones, done very well. The pickguard is pulling away from the body on the treble side. Not so as to affect playing but it looks funky. I may or may not fix that, because “mojo”. I didn’t even change the strings when I got it because they felt new and the thing sounded exactly like I wanted.