I love to listen to great players play strats - Jimi, Clapton, SRV, and plenty of current guys like Oz Noy and Eric Gales. I especially love the clean and slightly broken up tones. Was just listening to SRV’s Lenny and love it. Bright, dynamic, just great. I’ve tried Strats, mostly the MIM offerings from fender, and never liked them. I currently own a G&L Legacy and it’s ok. I much prefer playing my Standard Tele, my PRS Singlecut, and my Gretsch. Plenty of bright single coil sounds there. I find this perplexing and really WANT to like a strat or s-style guitar. So, should I keep trying? Or just accept that it’s a great sound but not one I seem like making myself?