I am looking at a couple of guitars and I can't find very much in the way of reviews on line. One is an Ibanez AR420 and the other a G&L Tribute S-500. The one is more of a LP type and the other a Strat. From what little I have found I am leaning toward the Ibanez also because I have at least heard of them. All I know about G&L is it is associated with Leo Fender, which explains why it looks like a Strat I guess. Any body have one of these?
S-500 is a decent strat style guitar. G&L was founded by leo fender and he worked on the designs of their initial guitars. overall they are really good. it won't sound exactly like a typical fender stratocaster but not that much diffeent either.