If you and your music demands to stand out in a crowd, then the Fender American Special Stratocasters are your best bet. Its contoured solid body in a two-tone gloss urethane finish gives it a stand out visual character. However, the choice of guitars are not dependent on its appearance, it is more on its performance. Aside from the maple fingerboard with jumbo frets, this guitar boasts of three, yes, three Texas single coil pick-ups giving the guitarist a multitude of unique tones. Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Richie Blackmore, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and John Meyer are just a few of the great artists who have fallen in love the stratocaster. Proudly made in the USA for a reasonable price, I would have no regrets in purchasing a one of a kind guitar like this.