Of course everyone prefers different guitars, but this is a very well-balanced guitar with a great feel to it. Not only does it have the standard Stratocaster single-coil pickups, but it also has the HSS hum buckers, so you can always have the right tone for whatever you are playing. Wonderful glossy finish, and the fretboard is as smooth as butter. It has an awesome screw-in whammy bar which can drop and rise tone. Overall, this is a pleasure to own with the classic Fender style.