Contemplating getting a strat to round out the sound palette. Here are the contenders (prices in CAD). I'm not big on trems in general which is why the hardtail is appealing.
Of these three options, which one(s) do you like and why?
Yeah, I like the idea of looking for a '90s Am. Std., Deluxe or Plus. I've also sold my 4 or 5 other Strats that I bought over the years, but never considered selling this '99 swamp ash Am. Std. it just plays and sounds too sweet as do most of the '90s Fender Am. series that I've played. Agree about the cases too, way cool.After all these years, I must have sold off 10 strats telling myself that I am not a strat fan at all, but I always kept just one.....a 1996 Strat-Plus.
I never found any strat better than that one. I even like the Gold Lace pickups so it remains all stock.
Heck, even the hardshell case was the best design being compact....that would be suggestion, find a '90's Strat-Plus.