Ok, so this isn't a very metal guitar, and perhaps I'll lose friends here if I confess that I'm going to sell my BC Rich Warlock to fund this, but I still think it's pretty cool.
It's built in 1981, the last year of the "'70s" Stratocaster. This time is known for poor quality control and overweight Strats, but this one plays great. Nice fat neck but not too fat. Neck pocket is nice and tight.
The pickups are Fender CS 69s, which I'm still getting used to. They're a bit boomy in the bass department, but I like how they sound and how the bridge takes higher gain. The saddles are obviously not orginal, but it came with the original as well as the trem bar and ashtray trem cover. It's been refretted so there's no real fret wear. all for $770. I think I did ok.