I love my '57 AVRI but she's been retired for 3 years now. I bought her new in 1986 as a 16th birthday prezzie for myself - I'm the sole owner. I just got tired of all single coils all the time, and I found my Flying V, which was my #1 until last December when I got a Les Paul Standard. I don't need a multi-radius neck, pups breathed on by Abba Zabba, Abby Cadabby or whoever, locking tuners, I don't care about "quack" or "spank," or any of that. I love my Strat just the way as she is. I just don't play her any more.