After living with it for a couple of months, my Player Series Strat with Pau Ferro board is still the best playing, best sounding Strat I've ever owned. It blows away my Am Pro, CP 60s, and Squier CV 60s Strats. And it matches them all for build quality, finish quality, and hardware quality. An amazing guitar for $675! Plus I got one with nice dark Pau Ferro that looks just as nice as Rosewood.