Admin Post A friend asked me yesterday to help her daughter find a decent Fender Strat. She's been learning on acoustic and wanted her first electric. She had $400 to spend and I told her we can do better than that. There's been a 2010 MIM Blacktop Strat listed on CL for weeks now at $405, never changing price. I texted the guy, he said he'd take $345 so we went tonight to check it out. As you can see it came home with her. It's in mint condition but hasn't been played in years so the strings are grubby and the frets need polishing. They're bringing it over Sunday so I can explain how it all works and give it the "Lon Teardown" while they're there and explains what I'm doing and why. Should be fun. Here's the proud new Fender Strat owner!