This guitar is one of the best Strats I have ever played in my life. First of all, This thing NEVER goes out of tune. The neck is one of the sexiest I have ever felt. The pickups are amazing, and ring like a bell. I get every sound I could ever want from this one strat. The only reasaon I have ever gigged with another guitar is you NEVER gig without a backup. Get one, you won't be dissapointed.