1999-2002 Fender Stratocaster ST-62
as good as its American rival
To speak of timer and its tonality, basswood body, which is comparable to alder used for MIA guitars, differentiates itself with impressive mid to the overall tone while the rosewood fretboard holds long sustain and keeps brightness. When played acoustically it resonates even stronger. The pickups, as above-mentioned, has multiple tonality ranging from clean and sharp to chunky and vintage.
The neck shows a bit of curvature but is still very comfortable to touch along the fretboard. You would argue tremolo is missing but the very affordable price compensates them all. Lastly, the world most reliable Japan Post EMS ships this tantalizing vintage with a sturdy gigbag.