Hello Strat-Talk. I am looking to purchase a new guitar. I have a choice between buying a Thin Skin Stratocaster and a Fender Custom Shop 1965 Stratocaster. They both have nitrocellulose finishes and they both seem like high quality guitars. Both beautiful. The Thin Skin Strat has Custom Shop '50s Pickups which I hear are grrrrrreat. The Custom Shop 1965 Strat has 1965 Vintage Pickups. From what I see, these aren't manufactured anywhere else. I haven't heard any sound samples but people say it really nails that Hendrix "Are You Experienced" tone and when clean has a piano type bell-tone. Very Stratty. The woods on both guitars look amazing, you can really see the grain. However, I like the finish on the Custom Shop Strat, the sunburst looks more orange. The finish is also very, very, very lightly reliced and and the parts are slightly aged. The price point on the Thin Skin is 1,799 and the price on the Custom Shop is 2,300. I was thinking that the Custom Shop would be a better long term investment as it is a rare guitar, moreso than the Thin Skin but I would have to shell out more cash which I could use for other things such as effects. What do you guys think?