Admin Post Both of these are near me at $600. Seems a no brainer to me (in favor of the American Deluxe) but the new one sure is pretty. First is a well used 2012 American Deluxe Mahogany Strat with a black headstock. HSS with Tex Mex and Diamondback pickups. Also comes with a case. Second is a brand new 2018 MIM Player Series that's been upgraded with 57-62 pickups and Kluson tuners. The original stuff comes with it. Admittedly I have a hard time paying almost full price for a used guitar even with the upgrades, which I actually do consider upgrades.