Hi All. As a ReBeginner, I went and got a HM Strat in Bright White, and a nice little Mustang LT25 amp. In 1980something, I bought an Ibanez X Series in Gloss Black, and a little Gorilla Back Stage amp, and a pitch pipe. Started hanging with some garage bands to pick up tips and tricks. Then I got sidetracked and involved in Hot Rods and such. The guitar was put aside for some years, and only occasionally cleaned up and pretending to be " A Rock Star " LoL I saw an ad for the HM Reissue and went straight to Guitar Center and ordered it. That was IIRC February. Got it literally just before C19 shut down Illinois. I really like it. I still have my X, and about a month ago I got a great deal on a Jackson DK2, Transparent Blue Maple. I have dedicated time to really learn and I am an Old School Metal fan, and taking lessons. Looking forward to participating in Strat Talk.