In the last ten years I've bought (and sold) more Strats than I can remember. From the Jeff Beck Custom Shop to MIMs and absolutely everything in between - Standards, Deluxe, Artist. Some of them were terrible mistakes and some of them I miss. Most of them lived up to my expectations and some of them did not get even close. Which Strat that you've bought has pleasantly surprised you, or greatly exceeded you expectations? For me, it is this 2017 MIM Standard. I bought it new, two years ago just to record some parts for a funk track - but I kept it, swapped the pups for Fat 50s and made a few other minor mods. In absolute terms, nothing that I have previously owned (including the CS Jeff Beck) was "better" than this White Mexican. When you factor in how little this guitar cost - this makes it exceptional, a real keeper.