Finally after many years i got my first Fender Stratocaster. Never had one, never had the desire to have one, actually never had one in my hand. Always have been a metal kind of guy, and why would i wanna touch a strat?
Now i am a couple years older, having some money left over and own some other nice guitars (Ibanez, Gibson, ESP) i got myself a strat. American made.
And have to say, hell what did i miss all this years. This is the most impressive axe i ever laid my hands on. Not that it is more playable than my others, its just way more versatile than anything else i have. Its just a plain fun guitar to play, and can play from clean to scream and anything inbetween
Just recently i got a good deal on a ESP Eclipse II, and eventhough almost twice as expensive its only half as much fun. Very hard to explain.
So why am i posting this nonsense, besides that i only seem to post nonsense and that i owe fender an apology?
Everybody out there just starting out wondering what axe to get and thinking a fender strat is not for me and only for older people who like dire straits... just pick one up and play it.Fiddle around with the controls and witness how this guitar changes, and these controls actually change the sound to something completely different, not like the pots in my Ibanez's
Guess i am just amazed and pleasantly surprised.