I've been wanting to buy an American Standard Stratocaster in sonic blue with a rosewood fretboard, which Fender currently offers - but only with a channel bound fretboard. I've looked at it many times hoping it would grow on me, and it just doesn't look right. I typically like neck binding on guitars, but not on Fenders. One the thing I like about sonic blue with rosewood is the contrast of the fretboard against the body, but the channel bound borders takes away from it. What do you think? I guess I'll have to keep an eye out for a used FSR model with a standard rosewood fretboard.