Its hard for me to find a Strat I like- but when I do, they're some of my favorites. I've had probably 10 in my life, and only 2 that I've kept. I gave the old red MIM that I got for my high school graduation to my daughter, and kept the new blue American Performer for myself.Strats just bug me.
They’re comfortable, versatile and common as fleas.
They just don’t ever sound like me.
I have a nice Strat, I just very rarely play it.
It’s not the “cleanliness” that bugs me, it’s the overall “thinness” of it.
It also dislike the control layout.
It’s right in the way of my picking hand.