Generally speaking if you had a rack of cs strats and a rack of mim strats the cs strats will play and sound better not to mention the overall quality of the guitar. But the BEST guitar may be an mim that just has it.Perhaps just a silly question but what's your experience about strats? Cheap vs Custom Shop... Which one do you PREFER and why?
Old guy reporting in.Honestly, I'm not gonna read thru 5 pages, but I will say this.
I would like to hear from an old duffer, or even an old Boomer, who has played Strats (Teles, too) in a continuum since the early vintage ones, to the present. Who has owned Strats under most categories brought up in this thread (even if they don't still own vintage, e.g.). What they play now.