The G&L Legacy USA is, by all means, a Stratocaster - it has the same features, the same look, the same exact style, and the same exact creator (Leo Fender). The Legacy and Strat are brothers, with the same father but different mothers. The only differences between the two are the headstocks, the logo, and the "revised" tremolo system used by the G&L. I never played the second brand of Leo until I acquired this in a trade recently, as I had been looking for a Strat and decided to give it a shot. It's got a bolt-on alder body finished in a fiery fiesta red, 3 single coil pickups (mine has a Lil' 59 in the bridge), 1 volume, two tone, 5-way switch, a 22-fret maple neck with rose fretboard and MOP dot inlays. The finish and trimmings remind me of Gary Moore's red (or pink?) Strat, which was a bonus! Playing-wise, this thing is smooooooth and the neck is super comfortable for me. I'm not used to the longer scale length yet, but in time I will be. Sound wise, the Lil' 59 adds a nice beef in contrast to the single coils in the middle and neck, which provide very smooth cleans and solos. I got this with the intention to sell, but may have found the Strat I've been looking for.