Well I've gone to the dark side and purchased a Fender Stratocaster! It's a Classic series 50's in Daphne blue and all I can say is , WOW! It may be made in Mexico but I can't fault it, the neck is super comfortable even for my over size mitts! I'm just getting used to the 7.25" radius fretboard but it feels so natural to play other than that. The low output pickups are right up my street, it sounds fantastic through my JTM45. This guitar is absolutely a keeper.