Edit 2: Reworded in a neutral, opinion void way: Strats are guitars. They have strings, and can plug into amps. But only if that is your choice. They do not have to have strings, or plug into amps. Also, I will now go to GC and play some strats for a length of time. I may have been completely wrong. I do sincerely apologize to anyone that I may have offended. Edit: Please let this thread die. It was a bad idea in the first place.