Just wanted to say hi. I'm new to strat-talk, but not Strats. I came over here from TDPRI. Here is my Strat, a '79 (that I bought new in 1981) that's been played and beat almost to death. Autographed by Ronnie Wood, John Hiatt, Mick Taylor, Albert Collins, Lonnie Mack, Buddy Guy, BB King, John Jorgenson, Vernon Reid, James Taylor, Steve Morse, Robert Cray, Roger McGuinn, John Mayall, Coco Montoya, Dick Dale, Adrian Belew, Stephen Stills. There may be others I've forgotten that have worn off. I got the autographs when I was working at a club where all of these people played and the guitar was too beat to play, so I had retired it. Then I got it refretted an it came out of retirement and some names have worn off from playing unfortunately. But, hey, the thing is meant to be played! I also have a Tokai Strat that I use for slide, a '96 MIJ Tele, and 2 Gibson acoustics, a J-45 and an EC-20.