I've been playing for 12 years and own 15 guitars (Gibson LP Custom, ESP, Ibanez, a couple of Spanish Flamencos, etc.), Marshall JCM900 Stack & MG250, Vox Tonelab SE, Wylde OD & Wah and various others. If this guitar was lost or stolen, I would buy it again because it's a fun guitar to mess with and not be concerned about damaging it (besides, a Strat with a kill switch is just too cool). The deciding factor for me on this guitar was the look. I'm not big on Strats (Fender, Squire or knockoffs), but this one grabbed my attention; love the black with chrome and black pick guard, black 70's headstock. The only thing I wish they did different on this guitar is I wish the kill switch was where the volume knob is and the actual volume and tone knobs were moved down to the "normal" tone knob positions. The reason for this is because the way I play, I have a tendency to hit the volume knob and end up turning it down.