Few things are cooler than a '50s style Strat in our book. Images of Buddy Holly, Clapton, etc...come to mind, and Fender nailed all the details that make these guitars so sought after. A big part of the vintage feel comes from the rift sawn maple neck, '54 U carve, and the 7.25-9.5" radius. The Journeyman relic'ing is very realistic, and we had them leave the back of the neck alone (we love relic jobs too, but it's nice to have some guitars without that on the neck, no?). The pickup covers are rounded like an old guitar, the knobs are taller and fatter - all in the details, as the saying goes.
Tones? Stellar. There's something about vintage wiring - aka, no tone control assigned to the bridge pickup - that you can't beat. Open, twangy, Tele-like bridge pickup tones couple beautifully with round, bell-like neck pickup tones. This is what a great vintage Strat should sound like!
Priced with hardshell case.