Let me preface this by saying that I'm not much of a gear-head, so forgive my ignorance. I have two Strats. One is an American Series from a few years ago. My more recent purchase was a new American Standard Strat. While both are great guitars, the new American Standard's neck feels much nicer to me than the older American Series one. It's almost smoother and faster feeling (while the other feels somewhat slower and sticky, for lack of a better word). Can anyone explain why this is the case? Did Fender start doing something differently to the necks of the new American Standards?