Originally Posted by Anna_Purna
Is that a real strat? and did you pay for you schooling with that?
That's a Squier Stratocaster. the Squier Strats are kinda like the Epiphone Les Paul's, licensed copies of the real thing. The ones from a few years ago are better quality than the recent ones, I have a Squier Strat that's about 15 years old & my college roommate had a Fender Standard Stratocaster. Playing each one back to back, neither of us could tell the difference between the two.
"Real" Fender Stratocasters are surprisingly cheap now & sold at places like Best Buy & Target, but i'm sure they're made in China now like everything else.