I love the Delta Tone system in these Strats for when you turn up the lower tone control to 10, the guitar gets kind of a straight to jack wiring mod and there is a great rocking boost to the guitar! The feel of the neck is great, and it weighs around 8 pounds. I have thought about getting noiseless pickups put in it, but I don't want to lose tone...so we will see.
I bought mine in 1999 brand new. It plays and sounds great! I'm really happy with it! Over the years is has broken in and feels and plays even better now than it did brand new!