So I have been in the market for a stratocaster. I've been leaning towards an American Standard HSS for a while, but just saw a used MIJ one posted online that caught my eye. Its serial number starts with E9 which I guess means its an 1989 model. It has all original parts except for a Lace Sensor in the bridge. Anyone have opinions on these 1989 models? I have heard really good things online but what are the differences quality and tone wise between the MIJ and American models? I would save a good amount of money but if the American models are worth it I would much rather just bite the bullet there. Any input is welcome. Thanks.