This is a real "made in France" mine is a 1997 collection build quality that I would call exceptional, with quality components
22 medium frets nickel / silver DUNLOP USA, abalone nacre real benchmarks, mechanical oil bath and graphite nut. the head is coordinated with the flamed maple top with a bending.
The chavalet telecaster type is golden, like all the hardware, there is a master volume and a general tone, 3 position selector, and as there is a push-pull that can go from simple to double, it offers six possible settings and a wide range of sounds.
The neck is Canadian maple veneer with a "vintage amber" the most beautiful effect.
I would add that the U.S. lightweight Basswood body, flamed maple top his and his pearly plate "vintage" make it a very desirable object.
Mics? Again the good stuff with a Di Marzio "humbucker from hell" side handle and the famous SEYMOUR DUNCAN "hot rails STHR-1B" side bridge
Like all the LAG, the handle is comfortable and incredibly easy, even for someone who does not have many years of guitar behind him. Form stratum ensures easy access to acute and sounds that can be achieved through six configurations of microphones are very varied, and slamming the crystalline type Fender Start with a great big rock type GIBSON (I also have a LES PAUL).
I would see two small flaws: the weight high enough (like my Les Paul so), and the difference in level between the two microphones: the HOT RAILS is well above the Di Marzio in my opinion.
Still, the sound quality is excellent, and the output power level is a smoothly strat USA
It suits my style of music rather than blues or rock 80's (his favorite playground) but allows simple micro rides to play acoustic or property with a simple pedal hard.
I use it to me with a Fender Hot Rod amp tube that brings out the clarity of the lens or with a VOX AD 30 VT hybrid model with which the simulation of an old Marshall gave his full measure of sound " rock ".
In short, it is very versatile with a strong preference for sounds powerful enough
I use it for a year, and I'm delighted. The object is beautiful in every detail with a level of production worthy of a Les Paul Standard is a work of art.
By default, Di Marzio a notch below the SEYMOUR DUNCAN (still good) and heavier than a standard Start.
I love the look but maybe will he not everyone?
I bought € 780 and it was quite fresh despite its age 9, after trying various strata FENDER (Mexican Highway, USA standard) without really hooked. I even liked the Fender Stratocaster deluxe but it was not the same budget, then yes I would do this choice without any hesitation, even if later I offer a Fender Deluxe, it will never matter to resell this one