If you want to find a Strat that you can love, don’t shop with your eyes. I had a nice looking Strat that didn’t work for me at all, bought when I was young and experimenting. I ditched it and went back to the Tele. Years later I wanted to try a Strat again, and played a lot until I found one that reminded me of the best Strats that I had played. I love the neck pickup sounds. I like the comfortable contours, I like the 2 point Trem, I like the 9.5 radius. I like neck access and the way it plays when I’m seated.