The last time I regularly gigged with a Strat was around 1999. Since then I've slowly spun into the Telecaster camp and Teles have been my main guitars for the last 5 years solid. But I bought an 'E' Series Japanese Squier Strat a couple of years ago and decided when putting my rig together for a gig today that I's throw the Strat into the double gig bag with a Danocaster and give it a shot. It was...odd. I was always so used to Strats, but I started the gig with the Strat and things were so different from my Teles. I kept knocking into the volume control and turning myself down accidentally. I found myself wandering around the 5-position looking for tones that worked within certain songs (and found 'em!). The neck profile (much like my long-gone '61) was really comfortable. I played all but the last two songs of my first set with the Strat, but when I switched off to the Dano, that neck profile felt kinda weird. But tonally it sounded great. I'm thinking the Dano/Strat guitar combo is going to be what I use going forward, since they both sounded really good for what I used them for. But tossing myself back into the deep end as far as Strats go was pretty disconcerting. I'm sure I'll adjust.