Well, I went ahead and bought the limited addition american lite ash strat. It is the lightest stratocaster I have ever held in my hand. It is a 2019 and doesn't look like it has ever been played. It has the David Gilmour "black strat" loaded pickguard. Man, this strat sounds phenomenal! That's what sold me on this guitar....the tone. I looked at several. Some really pretty ones and some great playing ones, but this lite ash strat with the gilmour electronics mopped the floor with all of them on tone. Not even close. I love this guitar. I realized that it was going to break my heart if someone else bought it so I bought it. It is definately a keeper.