Some years ago, we bought a gorgeous red Fender Strat for our son from the Sam Ash store in our neighborhood. It was his prize guitar. In 2005, we had a devastating house fire. Practically the only thing was salvaged was the Strat. I cleaned up all of the smoke damage and brought it back to Sam Ash to see if it be restored to life. Believe it or not, it played fine when we plugged it in. My son now has many guitars, but none as treasured as his Sam Ash Stratocaster.