Hi guys, I'm travelling to Japan real soon and am planning on getting myself another strat. Has anyone here ever played an ST57 strat? Supposed to be a MIJ 57 reissue, but how is the quality compared to an AVRI? Furthermore, I like thick, V or U-shaped neck profile. Would the ST57 get me what I want? I tried looking at some of the store's website, but it's not much of a help.. At the moment, these 2 intrigues me: http://www.shimokura-gakki.com/english/catalog/Fender Japan_ST57-US_64641.html ($426 USD) http://www.shimokura-gakki.com/english/catalog/Fender Japan_ST57TX LTD_74686.html ($708 USD) Or for $931 USD, I can get myself a 1998 American Standard http://www.shimokura-gakki.com/english/catalog/Fender USA_American Standard Stratocaster_72515.html So what do you guys think? Would you classify these MIJ 57 strats as "excellent" build quality, or should I just get the American Standard? (For comparison, an AVRI 59 Strat would cost me $2,066 USD) Any insight would be appreciated!