Hi, I'm Mark.... Been playing many, many years, but you wouldn't know it. I've owned a number of Strats over the years, American, Squier, and Strat copies. Always end up getting rid of them (been a Gibson guy the whole time). Even though I can never seem to get along with them for very long, I just love the sound (and look) of a Strat. Well, I now have my first MIM Strat, and love it.... for now! Looks like a great place, I don't "talk" much, but if I see a place where I can contribute, I will!