An example of doing something right
By: Nick from Dallas, TX, USA
Your general opinion of this product.
As far as quality is concerned, we are talking top-notch stuff here. The guiter came out of the case ready to play, and it felt extremely solid. Like other people have said, it is a workhorse and will stand the test of time.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Being a Strat, you will know that it can be both bright and snappy as well as dark and smooth, but this guitar lets you explore the tonal possibilities more with the S1 switch. The N3 pickups, due to their noiseless design, don't quite stack up as well as the custom shop 50s, but they retain that famous bell-like Strat tone and shouldn't be enough of difference to make you say no.
How did the stain or paint job look?
I got the glossy black finish, and it was perfect. No physical flaws at all. Absolutely beautiful.