Hi all, Ive been a member of the Squier-Talk forum for a while now and I thought I would say hi to everyone on the Strat-Talk forum as Ive just paid for a new guitar yesterday and Im now waiting for it to arrive in Sydney sometime next week. To give you some background I have been the owner of a really nice 2011 Gibson Les Paul Custom in Black for the past 10 years and last year I finally got the Stratocaster bug! I currently have a 1989 MIK S serial Squier and also a 2012 Simon Neil Squier pictured below; I replaced the pickups in the MIK with Fender 57/62's and it sounds amazing. Since getting the Strat bug Ive been researching lots of models and have pretty much decided that I would like to get an AVRI because I really want to experience that classic original Fender tone. I may already be getting it from the 2 Squires but to be 100% certain I was keen to get a genuine made in the USA Strat! So yesterday I pulled the trigger on a 1988 Fender 57 AVRI in Fiesta Red. I've attached a couple of pics below but the resolution isn't that high. Once the guitar arrives I'll take some more pics and post them. From what I can see from the photos I received from the seller the guitar looks super clean. It's a one owner guitar from new and I am very excited about this new addition! I would be very happy to hear any comments or opinions anyone may have about this model as Im keen to learn more. Hope you like the guitar and keep rockin! Cheers from Sydney! PS....I think its an 88' however it could be an 89' due to the saddles having FENDER stamped in reverse. I'll take the neck off and check dates when I get it to be certain!