Originally Posted by Spinedriver
For sure.. It's not that they weren't any good, my guess is that your average Fender buyer probably wasn't too fond of the huge 'Strat' logo emblazoned on the headstock as opposed to the regular Fender look. They're just one of those guitars that just never took off.
Your average Fender buyer is also into the "vintage" look, probably plays a Vox, Fender, or Marshall tube amp with a wah and some sort of overdrive that's been in production since the 60's or is a Tube Screamer, and plays blues, country, surf, or classic rock.
They sort of ....ed that on up, in other words.
(the sad part, is they learned their lesson and this is why they haven't built a seven. )