i hate to say it because i have sort of bashed strats but i picked up a highway 1 strat and it played fairly well , even though it wasn't set up and had 9s .shredfreak said:I guess Fender Strats are one of those guitars you really should try before buying. I've tried a lot of good Strats and also some bad Strats. Highway 1 was the one I didn't like. It might be I just found a bad one but it felt cheap and Mexican Classic series Stratocasters played and felt better. For some reason I don't like American series Strats either, probably because of the modern C-shape neck. But American Deluxes and Artist series are great, best suff Fender is making nowadays in my opinion.
i was always sort of a closet fan of the 72 custom and thin line , the one with 2 humbuckers and the one with just a humbucker in the neck . Never liked the idea of paying 600 for a mexican made import though .