NYProStrat by PawnShopStrat posted Feb 10, 2019 at 4:03 PM During a recent visit to my hometown, I checked in at the local pawn shop and found a New York Pro strat. Had never heard of this brand. They had an amp there, so I was able to confirm that pickups and electronics worked, albeit scratchy sounding. Priced at $69, I got it for $60. Guitar had five old strings on it, action was set a mile off the fretboard. The nut appeared to be standard Fender width, the body is thicker than my Affinity Strat. The neck is thicker than a Squier Affinity Strat neck. Fret ends not sharp but do need work. Took it home, tuned it up, and right away noticed that it had a nice sound acoustically. I do most of my practice unplugged, so this was a good sign. Plugged into my amp (solid state Champ 20). The pickups hinted at the Strat quacking sound. I'm going to start modding it by replacing tuners, nut, electronics, saddles, and output jack, as well as shield the cavity. Do some work on the frets, then see how it sounds and plays before replacing pickups. Interesting alternative to a Squier, and my first black guitar. Interested to see if this can be made into a player!