New to this site, and playing guitar in general, so if this subject has been beat to death, sorry. What is the difference between the USA model and MIM, other than the obvious and about +/- $700 in the used market? What kind of quality issues are there and differences in parts, etc? I was trying to find an "apples to apples" comparison. If anyone wants to jump in or add a link, I would appreciate it. Looking for my first electric, and I cant see any other reason to buy anything else other than a Fender. Price point is not much of an issue for me, not that I've got stacks, but I don't mind spending more money for something of better quality (regardless of my inability to play). Plus, price is what you pay, value is what you get. A little collector value doesnt hurt either. Thanks!