So I want to just have one nice stratocaster that is playable and comfortable and preferably stock ready to go. I am kind of down to American standard with maple or American deluxe. Most likely going used since I don’t have too much to spend. What are your thoughts on the American deluxe let’s say from 2005 or so? If I recall those have some of the most comfortable necks round. Is that just because of the craftsmanship or because the neck is actually slightly shaped different or narrower? I think I want to go HSS configuration I don’t mind the idea of a set of noiseless on it but that’s not a dealbreaker. From what I have seen if I search online for used guitars the best prices are showing up as Guitar Centers used inventory. Has that been the same with you guys ? I live in Minnesota so the used deals on craigslist seem insane. When I lived in Los Angeles obviously I could find a deal in 15 minutes out here I’m gonna have to go online. The other option which is kind of completely on the other end is getting a Sergio Vallin signature guitar. I actually like the group that he plays with and been to their concerts many times. The guitar is definitely not a Strat but might fit the bill. Figured I would check with you guys on maybe what years of Strats I should avoid. I know when you buy a used guitar online especially in a fender there is the risk of modifications and things that are not right. But before I drop $900 I always seek expert advice here.