Stratsound on Ibanez...
Passive pickup technology, clunky bolt-on necks, paint jobs from Leave It To Beaver, 60 cycle hum, tuners that look like they were made from a can of tuna, tremelos that do everything BUT stay in tune, passive tone controls (tone? Huh? I thought tone controls were something you find of battery powered AM transistor radios)... did I miss something?
BTW, I STILL love Strats, but that's no claim on it being a modern instrument. Maybe if guitar players weren't so hidebound by tradition, manufacturers/luthiers would wake up to the 21'st century. But, ahh... a Strat thru a cranked tube amp, ooh yeah, no argument there.
Double BTW. Here's how I think
Neck-thru 7-string w/ active/passive mode, 3 band active EQ, peizo on a trem bridge that LOCKS, locking tuners, Sustainer, MIDI saddles in bridge, multi-output, and a light up display on the fretboard! Leo Fender who? :biggrin: