I wanted your suggestions on models that would suit me.
I am looking for a guitar w/
-forearm contour like the strat (neutral on belly cut)
-string through bridge/body
-only two pick ups (no middle), humbuckers and singles r both fine
-controls that won't get bumped easily when I play
-bolt on neck
Carvin??? They seem to do a lot of string feed through. You should be a little more specific on the knob placement issue. Does the placement of typical strat knobs get in your way? I have only wrapped my hands around a few Carvin guitars, and as a left handed player they were all right handed. But I can still gauge the feel and playability of right handed guitars and I always thought they make really good guitars with attention to quality.