A Fender Stratocaster is an excellent guitar. I’m partial to the Stratocaster series. I have owned one for over 10 years and it works just as it did when I first bought it.
Fender Stratocasters are known for their cutaway style. This allows you to play higher frets easily. The special models are slightly longer than classic and deluxe models. The special models come with HSS (Hum, Sing Sing) style pickups. The special models also come with the SSS (three single coil pickups). This is the original Stratocaster style. HSS pickups have a humbucker (double coil) and produces thicker and heavier sounds. These were favored by bands like Nirvana.