People always say that the Mexican standard Strat is a great beginner guitar, and I'd largely agree with that statement. It has excellent components and construction for the price. However, I still struggle to see why people don't get the Deluxe Player's model more often. It has an incredibly comfortable satin neck and 12" radius fretboard (mine is maple), a beautiful swamp ash body that shines in transparent finishes, the vintage-style Fender tuners that make string changes far less complicated, and completely upgraded electronics that not only make this Strat more versatile but hum-free. Yet this guitar still wants to be played with the same care a vintage Strat should be: finesse, not power; simplicity, not complexity; expression and passion, not pride. I'd put this guitar toe-to-toe with any of the American Strats I've played. It may not beat them out for some; however, for this player it wins because of its more modern neck and electronics.
This guitar is incredible. I was given a grant from my university to upgrade my YouTube channel equipment and I wanted to get a new guitar as well. When I went to try out guitars this one caught my eye straight away. After thinking "Yeah it's just pretty" I finally tried it and Oh My God! It's seriously perfect and it fits my style 100% I'd be lost without it now and I'm desperate for another one. I've upgraded it slightly with a SuperVee Blade Runner bridge with a Dimarzio Super Distortion pickup in the bridge with a tasty black scratch guard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OBJb2qG-cs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp73lzHRljw