Quote Originally Posted by ch willie View Post
Nothing's perfect, but it's amazing how right Fender guitars already are. Fender keeps wanting to make it seem new and fresh, but what they don't realize is that the Strat is good like it is. There's always a market for the latest and greatest. I'm happy with my 2008 AmStd and wouldn't buy another Strat even if Fender comes out with one that also cures crabs.
IMHO the strat was perfected to the highest peak when they launched the American Standard series with the 2-point tremolo and the truss rod adjustment cavity on the headstock. It was a strat as good as it gets. From there, I think all the minor tweaks that followed were just marketing needs.