So I'm not really a Strat guy but everyone needs one right? I sold a bunch of them over the last few years but had a hankering for a basic plain Jane one again. I found this 1995 MIM Std. today for $150 w/ upgraded fender locking tuners, replaced pick guard and roller string tree. He also gave me the original stuff also. Couldn't pass it up. It shined up real purdy methinks. I actually really liked the ceramics in my '94 that I owned until a couple of years ago so I think this will stay as is. Originally I was set on painting it Olympic white, but the black is growing on me surprisingly. Love me a bargain!