Thanks John. It was one of the better deals I've ever made. The truth is I never really wanted a Strat. I'm a Tele guy. But I had told my jam buddy if I ever found a great deal on a hard tail I'd consider buying it. So a year ago last June he calls to tell me Music Go Round in Ft. Collins, CO about 75 miles north of me near where he lives has this Mexican made Robt Cray Strat for $600. So he shames me into driving up and we head to the store to take a look. I brought along a '95 Tele I'd bought cheap 10 years before and had fixed up as barter. I don't normally trade stuff in but when the owner said he could do $350 cash for mine (I only had $250 into it) in trade for the Strat I knew we could deal. The Strat was mint and still had it's hang tags in original $939 price tag in the gig bag. It had come from another dealer he bought out but even at $600 it wasn't selling. I figure he had maybe $450 or so into it and that my Tele would sell faster so if he could make $250 profit on the Strat and mine combined he'd turn both faster. So we both agreed and the kicker was I had just gotten a credit card that offered 0% interest for 12 months AND a $200 credit if I charged $1000 in the first 90 days. So I put the entire $600 on the card knowing I'd easily ring up another $400-$500 on my vacation using the $200 credit as an offset for the Strat knocking it down to $400. With the $350 cash for mine the swap only cost me $50 out of pocket and I might have beaten him down on that if I'd played hardball but that's not me. Still not a huge fan of Strats but this one is exceptionally nice and as good as anything Corona can make. And the nice thing is if I do sell it I'll easily get what I paid for it......or I may never sell it. A man needs a little variety too.