I have 4 strats right now and there is something to like about each one....but not one of them has everything I want (or think I want). Neck - I want a beefy neck (I have that in the 90-91 Jeff Beck model). Don't like narrow necks. My American model '97 Lonestar and '88 Deluxe? have acceptable widths (although I haven't measured them cause it's hard to be accurate). However, a Crafted in Japan strat that I used to have and a Chinese Squier strat I picked up recently have necks that I find too narrow. I'm talking about the width of the neck here; not the thickness. I like both maple and rosewood fretboards. I tend to prefer the maple on darker colored bodies and rosewood on lighter colored bodies. Headstock - I want a fat/big headstock. Maybe it's just me, but I can almost never tell from the pictures if the guitar has a fat headstock unless it has a shot of the headstock from a straight on perspective. I know most of them have the smaller one. Tuners - I would like to have locking tuners. Pickups - I want the most vintage sounding ones (SSS configuration). I hear good things about Kinman, Fralin, Lawrence, ToneRider and about a dozen more. Something tells me Don Mare pickups should be close to or at the top of the list. I want them to be quiet but most importantly I want the pickups to be capable of the trademark "quack" in positions 2 and 4, so does that mean I want to stay away from RWRP pickups? Which Fender model (current, MIM, American, reissue, artist model, CIJ/MIJ with wide/chunky necks ...excluding CS and Masterbuilt whatever that is) most closely approximates these features? I know that all the pickups I mentioned are aftermarket but if anyone cares to comment on the best vintage sounding Fender pickups, please do so. If there is another thread covering most/all of this, just let me know. Thanks!!!