Excellent Start and an inexpensive price. Great for knocking around at gigs. Has all of the Fender craftsmanship and quality control.
This is my favorite guitar. I bought this 2013 FSR Strat @ my local Guitar Center on super sale. It is my main guitar and I play it at every show and every recording. Sound and build quality was better then Fenders that cost twice as much. Plays like a dream. While the pickups are good I wouldn't mind replacing the bridge with a Seymour Duncan SSL-5.