I just bought 2 mid-level, well priced used guitars on TGP a few weeks ago and I'm still trying to get used to each one. The first is a G&L ASAT Tribute special, really cool tele-type body with G&L P90-like? pups and a rosewood on maple neck. This is just a tight guitar (in a great way). The second is a MIM Fender Strat from '99 - 00 with maple neck and Fender noiseless pups. I wanted this to be a nearly stock, good sounding strat to possibly mod (but not as modifiable as my partscaster). This guitar is really nice, a prototypical strat in every way, looks, feels, fits great. But, it's not tight like the G&L. So, I'm wondering if you guys see this same type of comparison with Fender vs. G&L in the mid priced market (I paid a little over $300 for each, they are probably like $500+ new?). What about the higher end stuff? I ask because if G&L makes a strat-type (single coils) I might be looking for a swap sometime in the future, but the jury is still out on the MIM. It's just great to see other companies making great gear for decent prices (other then Fender and Gibson).