I bet this is a topic discussed many times before, but I can't help my curiosity. So, it seems that Strat's came from factory equipped with strings which were somewhat equivalent to 0.012-0.052 of nowadays strings. I spoke briefly to a guy who told me that his tech guy (who is a guitar builder) has told him that Fender instruments sound better and were designed to be played with thicker strings, f.e. 0.011 or 0.012 sets. Do you guys have any opinions regarding that thought? I understand that thicker strings resonate better that thinner, that's physics. But is there something real beyond that claim?