I want to buy a Strat. I was going to go inexpensive and buy a Squier CV50 or CV60, played a couple and they were decent, but then I tried one American Standard that was much better than all the others. I also tried an American Special, but it was not as good, strange because my American Special Tele is amazing? I looked at the specs and the MIM Fender Classic Player 50s looks GREAT! How would it compare to an American Standard? I know my MIM Fender Baja Tele smokes any other Tele I ahve ever played, even better than my beloved American Special. The Classic Player 50s is about $200-$300 less than the American Standard.