I know this is a les paul forum however I know most of you guys are pretty straight up with your answers so I thought I'd ask your opinons on strats. I was at the guitar store yesterday picking up a switch pedal for my amp and I decided to pickup a fender strat deluxe USA. I really liked the way it felt, really comfortable. More then my epi. Sounds really good too at least to me. The deluxe strat also has locking tuners and a button on the volume knob that connects the pickups in series. There is alot of combinations and sound differences on this strat. Almost bought it on the spot but decided to sleep on it. 1650.00 tax in. It's a cherry burst includes a setup, new strings, leather strap and a fight case. Anyone have experience with one of these? Are the Mexican models close to these or is the extra cash worth it?