I'm sure this topic has been covered extensively, but I ran a search and didn't find much. A dealer in my area is one of the biggest Fender Custom Shop dealers around, and the guys there are great. I would have no problem spending my money there, at all. If I go that route and get a Fender Custom shop model, am I really gonna be missing out on a lot of the smaller builders? I've played a few of the CS Strats there that are great. I don't really see it getting much better than that. Have any of you played a Strat bodied guitar that surpasses the Custom Shop models?