This beauty was my first electric. I bought this guitar when I was 15 year old after many visits to Guitar Center. I love strats, and this one feels great in my hands. It's the California Series, which means it was constructed in the US, and painted and finished in Mexico. I overpaid for it (again, first purchase at Guitar Center before I learned they negotiate more than used car salesmen) and paid around $500.
The finish and appointments seem great, and I especially love the neck. I did lower the action a little, but all in all, a very playable guitar.
I'll never sell her, but I'm probably just being sentimental.