Here at Oshkosh Guitar in Oshkosh Wisconsin we are crazy about Fender Stratocasters. I have not had a guitar student yet that regrets buying a Strat. They are so versatile and easy to use. Very good value too. (Way) Less then $1000.00 for a professional performance level guitar is pretty amazing. If you live in Oshkosh, go over to Heid Music and have Adam R. show you exactly why you NEED one.