I'm a big fan of Billy Gibbons' playing on Blue Jean Blues and La Grange. Knowing that it was a '57 Hardtail meant that it was inevitable I was going to buy a hardtail strat at some point (i.e., I can't afford a '57 and haven't seen a good deal on a Robert Cray). This was popped up locally on Craigslist and I couldn't resist. I know some people don't love CBS era strats but I freaking love the bigger headstock, 70's logo, and the whole look of the Antigua. And this is honestly the best CBS era I've yet come across having own a '74 Deluxe (good guitar but I hated the neck) and a '79 Strat (great sustain but heavy). I'm not convinced that I'm taking this one to the grave as I still prefer my Silver Sky (a gift from my wife with sentimental value), but it's neat to own a piece of history like this for at least a little while.