I bought this guitar after trying several other Stratocaster's. I own several already and just wanted another. I needed a Strat that would stay in tune after using the Tremolo. This one does this beautifully. The setup was almost perfect for me. I say almost because the bass side of the neck and middle pickups were a little low. They were fine with a pick but when I tried to play with my fingers it just wasn't there. 20 seconds with a screw driver fixed this. I have a decent size collection of guitars ranging from Gibson's, Gretsch, Fenders, and many more, that I use in the studio daily. This one will be in my studio rack. After 5 days of owning this guitar it has made an appearance on a few different tracks.