I 100% agree with this. It's the most versatile strat I have ever played. if you don't connect with the v-neck though that will obviously be a dealbreaker.If you're transitioning from a Les Paul, or any Gibson with humbuckers, and mostly play blues-rock and classic-rock, you will like what the Clapton Strat has to offer. No, it doesn't sound exactly like a traditional Strat. But it will do a close approximation. The beauty of the Clapton is the boost circuit, which adds fullness and growl when needed, putting you closer to what you like about a Gibson humbucker guitar. I had an early Clapton Strat for many years, which was my main gigging guitar. It worked great for everything from clean country to hard rock. I liked the V-shaped neck a lot, and the guitar played really well. If you want the feel and playability of a vintage Strat, with the ability to rock hard when needed, you really can't beat the Clapton Strat. Personally, I prefer the gold Lace Sensors on the early ones better than the current noiseless pickups, but YMMV.
Same here- I played a Les Paul for years, then transitioned to Strats, but I never thought they had enough output. I had a strat that I had an old Alembic stratoblaster preamp put in. With the Clapton, I had the output plus the additional tone shaping of the midboost and the TBX control.I 100% agree with this. It's the most versatile strat I have ever played. if you don't connect with the v-neck though that will obviously be a dealbreaker.