Birthday gift soon from my lovely wife! I can't decide between these 2! I've already tried the LB Strat and it does fantastic. Mid-boost is really usable in live usage but main issue is that the neck pickup's fully wide open and you cannot use the tone knob. I also do NOT like the color but the overall comfort and ease of playing's really awesome. I have not tried the Ultra yet as our local stores does not have it yet. My concern with this is mostly the pups, and the neck. The previous Elite has very muffled and non-vintage tone so I dunno if Ultra still has that problem. This new series also has slimmer D profile which based from the demo videos are catered to more 'fast' players which I'm not. Both have compound radius so it is the best of both worlds but 10" for Ultra seems a bit flat? Not sure. https://shop.fender.com/en-US/elect...erican-ultra-stratocaster-hss/0118020795.html https://shop.fender.com/en-US/electric-guitars/stratocaster/lincoln-brewster-stratocaster/0116502778.html What's your thoughts folks?