In my on going Strat-o-quest, today I received a sunburst EJ Strat, on approval, just to see what the hype was all about. First impressions: this friggin' thing is light as a feather and rings & sustains like a grand piano through my Bassman LTD at den volume. Puts the Fender Custom Shop guitars I've tried to shame . I'm far from an Eric Johnson stylist but, with its full & focused tone, IMO this Strat could be used for just about anything from Buddy Holley to SRV. Very dynamic in response....no wimpy Strat tones here. More to follow as I get some time under my strap with her :AOK .