Excerpt: This guitar sounds like a strat is supposed to sound. everything resonates well, the sounds are bright and crisp. You can go from country twang all the way to creamy overdrive tones with a flip of the switch. the pickups hum a little, but i'll take that to have alnico pickups. It amazes me when people complain about pickup hum, because all of our favorite "classic" songs recorded by artists using single coils were recorded on pickups that hum.
Excerpt: LEAVE IT AS IT IS IT HAS THE SOUND THAT IT WAS DESIGNED TO HAVE YOU WILL ONLY GET BETTER IF YOU HAVE THE REAL THING WHICH I HAVE. A 1957 LAKE PLACID BLUE L/SERIES AND IT STILL SOUNDS GREAT.THE GUITAR IS ALMOST AS OLD AS ME BUT STILL HAS IT'S GREAT LOOKS.