#1
http://www.sterlingbymusicman.com/ct50

I have really wanted/needed a proper Strat-style for a while now. The Jay Turser I have does not really cut it for professional use. So these Sterling CT50's (Sterling is Music Man's "Squier" equivalent, although arguably better) have been edging me on for a while.

Has anyone tried them? How does the sound and feel compare to a MIM or MIA Fender Strat? How drastic is the output difference between the "vintage single coils" and other pups? Is the neck hindering or do you get used to it?
#2
I'm also very interested to hear anyone's experience. I was actually on the fence a while ago about buying the Music Man version, I went with an Albert Lee instead though. Anyone with some first-hand info on these would be greatly appreciated.
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#3
i concur in the interest, but i would probably go for the EBMM myself if you can.

another (somewhat similar, somewhat different) option that i have had good results with running sound for is the PRS S2.

one of the guys just bought one and its pretty sweet, i played it for a little bit and was impressed.

i don't know your budget though.

if you want a cheaper strat with all the bells and whistles look at the old "USA Strat+" i have seen them go cheap, and they come with nice hardware and lace pickups, and all that fancy stuff.

another ideas (ask danny) is fret-king. i haven't tried one though.
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#4
Trashed, the EBMM is definitely a better guitar, but all the Sterlings I've tried have been rock solid. I wouldn't hesitate buying one.
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