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Bought this guitar back in 2012, stepping up from a Squier Strat. I loved the look and feel of the Squier but played this in the store and was blown away by the tone and versatility provided by the humbuckers & toggle switch (though after a Squier I guess anything sounds lovely). I can get great surf, punk, and blues tones all from the same guitar! I lost my original one in Hurricane Sandy (along with other gear), and didn't even have to think about replacing it with another model. I also have a Tele and a hollow-body but this is the one I gig with and play the most- I love this guitar!
This was the first guitar i bought for myself after starting to learn. I bought it in 2012, it took me a year of saving at 16 but was worth it.
whatever i wanted to play this guitar can handle. if i ever get writers block i pick up this strat and new ideas begin to flow out. I considered changing the pickups a couple of times but could never bring myself to do it.
great if you want to do a bit of everything.