I rehearse with my Stratocaster HH MIM Olympic White. I also gig live with my rock band and this is my go to in concert lead and rhythm guitar. It is simply the greatest guitar I have ever played. The cleans are everything I had heard about that "Fender Clean Sound" that has been on countless hit recrods. Cleans are beyond musical. The fretboard was setup in Mexico supberbly. This is a high quality guitar and you will notice the high quality materials, and overall design the second you begin playing. In fact I fell in love with this guitar after just 30 minutes of shredding some metal, clean bluesy runs and leads, rock power chords and so much more. This guitar can do it all. There is nohing bad about this guitar and it has no bad qualities what so ever. Its a Stratocaster. And its one of the best Stratocasters built if not the best. This guitar outshines so many $1000+ guitars on the market.