I would also like to hear if anyone has any opinions, I'm thinking about picking one up in vintage white soon. How does this compare in terms of playability with an American Special strat? Seems like the specs are quite similar....what in terms of playability justifies the $350 price difference?
I have the new Deluxe Lonestar Strat. The American Special has a slightly larger neck profile (I was told the Roadhouse has the same neck as the Lonestar). From my experience the AS has a better cut, stock nut - but, of course there is no guarantee that would be the case for you.
The Lonestar came with CTS pots and a good 5-way switch. I would assume the RH would too. They both (meaning the RH and the AS) come with the same pickups and the same trem and tuners.
I would also like to hear opinions on the preamp. I was thinking about picking up the RH too!