I've had a bunch of Strats over the years, but the first one is still my fave. I got it new in 1987. It is a MIJ '72ri. I bought it new from Angela Instruments in Maryland for $300 including the hard shell case. It has outlasted 8 Les Pauls, 1 SG, 5-6 other Strats and various "experiments. It is not stock anymore as I have replaced pick guard, pots, and pickups. I also have a 2016 American Standard Shawbucker that is a really fantastic guitar, and a 2003 American Standard, but that 72ri is sacred to me.