so, i play two mexican strats.... a Jimmie Vaughan signature and a 96 model in lake placid blue. i love both of them dearly, but i'm always being asked why i don't get a USA model? now, i've actually owned several USA models and i really don't see (or feel) much difference other than they hold value much better. but i buy guitars to play, not collect. so, one day i will own a real 62 strat.... it is one of my goals in life! but, for now, i'm perfectly happy with my mex strats. let me hear from some other mex strat players!!! what's the big deal about USA strats that makes them worth triple the cost of a mex strat??