A strat through and through. This guitar has taken it's fair share of beatings. From surviving fugue state moments and ending up being painted with a Wile E Coyote, to keeping on kicking after having its pickguard smashed in and splattered with blood during a song about an Angry Truck Driver, this guitar has smiled through them all. It has endured several genres of music and stayed happily in tune even after brutal tremolo abuse (body slams and reefing the guitar to chest height by the arm forms a critical aural and visual aspect of one of my most popular songs). This is the guitar you can hate on all you like and it will give you love right back.. all day every day.
This beautiful monster makes me want to play better every day... it actually encourages me to pick it up all the time... I never put it away!! ... and it sounds fantastic! I have this guitar tuned to standard E for more proggy og classic rock inspired songs!
Purchased 1994. Originally Blue Foto-flame. Body replaced in 2014 with Lake Placid Blue alder body from MIM Classic Series. Lace Sensor Gold pickups (neck, middle), Seymour Duncan Little '59 (bridge). Stock Mint pickguard. 5-way switch from American Standard Stratocaster. Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys (.010)