I wish I'd got a strat sooner. I think I just overlooked them because they're so ubiquitous, but they're everywhere for a reason. And now I'm here. Anyway, found this one locally for a good price with all the plastic and tags still on it. The owner turned out to be a really cool sound engineer with a house full of guitars and weird old synths. We ended up chatting for a few hours about stuff he's worked on, including Mezzanine by Massive Attack! I really, really love the neck on this guitar. The general feel and finish all around is so much better than the MIM Tele it replaces (I need contouring in my life), which has sharp frets and a rough neck stripe. This is immaculate, resonant and smooth, and sounds amazing through my THR10. The hype around these things is justified! Got it home and it had somehow developed a crackling jack since trying it out, which was annoying. Took it out, had a prod, then put it back and it seems to work fine now... Action is too high but setting guitars up is something I really want to learn now, so I'll give it a go when I get some tools in, using the fender site. Nothing that exciting, but it is for me! Thanks for looking! PS - is the trem arm supposed to be gold? I kinda like it but am not sure if it's been given the arm from another classic vibe! Am tempted to order an aged white and chrome one though.