I am rather happy with this guitar. Of course, there is the exceptional Fender quality and it has a comfortable feel and easy playability. The two Shawbucker pickups are perhaps a little unusual for a Strat but I think they sound quite nice and there's good tone versatility. Using it with a Fender amp, the clean tone is warm and substantial. The overdriven/distorted tone is clear and sharp. The guitar came with a certificate of authenticity and a quality hard-shell case. There was a nice variety of colors available; my choice was the Olympic White and it looks quite fresh.