Never had one before, but I know a lot of people like the crap outta them and a lot of people hate the crap out of them. Either way, I wondered what all the fuss was about. Funny thing about this one...it has 3 .11 strings for the GBe and it has, respectfully, .52, .48, .52 for the EAD. Anyway, this guy was moving and he came to my FedEx to ship his guitars, both that he was keeping and selling. He'd already moved out of his apartment and he was leaving that days. Anyway, we had a real nice conversation about strats and guitars and mods and stuff. He leaves and then 15 minutes later he comes in and hands me this guitar. He states that he bought it cheap for a project, never got around to it, sat in his closet for 5 years, forgot about it, found it when he was packing, couldn't sell it, none of his friends wanted it, had no hits on his craigslist ads for a month, and he said, "Here, just have the F***ing thing, I need to get the hell outta dodge and I don't want this anymore. Do something fun with it." And I now have 18 projects on my freaking hands. This one should be easy though. I plugged it in, tone pots are not working, the switch needs a deep clean, it definitely needs a cleaning, setup, and new strings...I think I'm going to change the tuners and nut and leave the rest original. From the little bit of tone I heard through the crusty, corroded strings, I think I actually like the stock pickups. Body has some scratches and one big ding on the back, but other than that its just corroded and dirty and in need of some love...terrified of what I'll find under the hood...Here's to hoping the truss rod works. but yeah...I want to put as little money into this as possible...none if I can.