I'm still a bit frustrated with my Strat. Been all over the map with pickups. I like the SSL-1's and other pickups I've tried, but some of it is the guitar as well. Tuning issues, action issues. Everyone who plays a Strat knows this fight-back issue which kind of endears you to the Fender line when you tame it to some degree. Don't get me wrong, I love Fenders, but I'm ready for something more hassle-free but Fender in tone.
I want something that sounds like a classic strat but plays more like a PRS.
So I've decided to get a Suhr Classic Pro and give that a whirl. Jerry's Lefties in Sarasota, FL:
It'll come Tuesday. I chose it over the Anderson, Tyler, etc mostly because I wanted to stay under $2k for now. Maybe sell my American Strat and RS4 to recoup the price. (And so my wife doesn't beat me if she finds out)
I really dig the color. They started doing metallic colors recently but I like old school pastel auto colors. I had my Fender painted Daphne since lefties aren't offered in that color (unless you do $3600 custom shop. I had a CS Fender and it was a different guitar every day, I really was frustrated with it) but I think I like green better. This "Surf" is lighter than Fenders "Foam Green" Jerry tells me.
Jerry, btw, can order righties, but he keeps lefties only in stock. Ships worldwide. I've bought a few guitars from him and his descriptions of their playability and character are always honest. Nice guy to talk to.
I bet this one will cost you a bunch of flowers! More seriously I like this color a lot and Scott Henderson, who use much much of his vibrato bar, use a very similar one (with rosewood fingerboard) and he mention somwhere in this video why he never get any tuning issue with it: