Thanks, I'm a much bigger fan of EC Gibson tones but I thought his strat main squeezes were blackie and brownie. Didn't know about this one, it's a sweet guitar. Understandable that you'd want a string through real hardtail vs a blocked tremelostrat for open G use. I never have understood the blocked trem deal tho many famous players have done it. Just play a hardtail much better choice. Hardtail strats are just killer.