I know about the looks and playability. What makes them sound better. What are you hearing? How does it translate to what you hear out of your amp. When you are solo'ing, what do you hear when you are digging in? Can you give me your overall impression as to why you decided to go high end. In your opinion what and how big is the difference between a $700.00 production Strat, a used $1,600.00 Strat and a used $2,300.00 Strat. Where do resonant qualities and overtones sit within these models? Play the same lead line through the same amp, using each guitar, what do you hear is the difference. Thanks, M.E.