Yeah, I gotta be honest. I got a real, all original, MIA Strat ( not from GC, I didn't) and TBH, it's nice, but ennhh. IMO, a fair amount of the cork sniffery around here is a lot of sucking wind. A real player can make a 10$ Ukulele sound good. The best gear in the world isn't going to make a so-so player sound great.