I had a Strat back in my bar band days in the 70’s that got stolen. It’s been a while but I can easily say that this one blows my old Strat out of the water. The earlier versions of the JB signature Strat were rather notorious for having a really thick neck (one review called it a baseball bat with strings) but the neck on this one is sweeeeet! It also has locking tuners and the Fender LSR roller nut so the action on the whammy bar is smooth and it doesn’t go out of tune when you use it.
Then finally there are the pickups. These are the Dual-coil noiseless pickups. They have a bit more mid-range than the standard Fender single-coil pups but it still sounds like a Strat.