I never thought I would be a Fender player let alone own a Stratocaster. I always had an SG and never considered changing it up. Well, I started with one Telecaster that quickly became three. Then, recently this Strat was advertised locally. IMG_3690 by DLReed posted Apr 9, 2020 at 4:27 PM They look good together! As a newish Strat owner I have a few questions: Back cover: Off or on? 11 screw pickguard: Is there a 1 ply option? I can't figure out the Tremolo arm - does "feel" just come with practice or is there a technique I should seek out? When I am on the bridge pickup the tone knob(s) don't do anything. Is this typical - they work in the rest of the 4 positions, accordingly. This is a MIM from approx. the year 2000. I picked it up used, although, I am not sure that it was ever even played. It still had plastic around the control knobs and there are no discernible nicks or marks anywhere on the guitar. Very minimal fret wear. The frets are narrow, which I prefer but I'm not sure about the neck radius. All in all, I am happy to have this addition and am looking forward to many years of fun!