To give a little background , I am on the hunt for a nice strat in either surf green or daphne blue. Seems the MIM Classic in Lacquer finish pops up in my radar. I have never owned a MIM strat or a 7.25 radius neck at this point. What I have are 2 Gibson 335s , a LP and 2 strats (American Standard and an AVRI 59 thinskin with a 9.5 radius board. i am curious about this guitar. Is the quality close to the American brethren? I expect to do a few upgrades, but what are the differences to the older AVRI strats? I expect to eventually change out the tremblock and maybe the pickups, but I dont expect to gut it out. How is the vintage radius neck compared to the 9.5 if at all? Just looking for suggestions as none of the Classic series are available locally.