I chose this guitar for look and feel. But moreso because I wanted to make a statement about not being happy with the quality of the MIM strats.
I've had too many MIM strats die for no reason.
Model Year: 2008
Where Obtained: Local Guitar Company
Vintage V6 ICON Series
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Hard Maple Bolt On
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson WJ55 E-Z-LOK
Vibrato: Wilkinson WVC
Pickups: Wilkinson Single Coil x 3 (N)WVS (M)WVS (B)WVS
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 5-Way Lever.
I traded an Ash Strat for this guitar... so that has to say something...
This serves all the classic roles that a strat can handle.
Good hardware, good feel... definately durable. And since it's already "road worn" I don't feel guilty about the occassional scratch.