I got a MIM strat recently, and it was kinda underwhelming. I really wanted a strat but I wanted stainless frets and this delivers. It also has a "Silent Circuit", which reduces hum and retains true single coil sound. It works really well too. The cool thing is that it sounds really good too. It does lowgain great of course, but it also sounds good on with high gain which I didnt expect. It feels and plays pretty great.