The Strat is arguably one of the most if not the most popular guitars ever. Light weight body and bright, twangy sound is recognizable to any guitar player. This year Fender unveiled their newest incarnation of the Stratocaster called the Pro series. The biggest update you get with this guy is the brand new V-mod single coil and humbucking pickups which gives you a nice little boost in tone compared to other models as well as diversity between pickups. You also get a new Deep "C" shaped neck which once played will never want t play a different one.