The Fender Stratocaster is Iliev's instrument of choice both in the studio and on stage. He owns a 2006 Mexican sunburst 60th anniversary with a rosewood fret board. Inspired by guitarists such as Albert Hammond Jr. and Alex Turner, Iliev enjoys the legendary stratocaster tone.
I got this guitar used and kinda broken, and have fine tuned it into an excellent low tuning guitar. She's got a SD Cool rails in the neck and a DiMarzio Evo 1 in the bridge, plus a maple neck, and is usually kept in Open C tuning.