I am looking for a new strat and do not have alot of money to spend. I visited a local music store that has two "Vintage Player Strats". These are special edition strats that were made in Mexico several years ago that have been discontinued but these two are NOS. I really liked the one I played today. It's spec's are as follows: -American vintage bridge/saddles -Texas Special Pickups (sounded better then any I have heard before) -9.5 inch radius (I like) -medium jumbo frets (I like) -rosewood fretboard (ok but hard for me to see on stage) -light blue paint job (Daphne?) Anyway, they want $699 (the limit of my budget) and I get a gig bag. They had no Jimmie Vaughn strats, but I am not a fan of Tex-Mex pickups. I played a MIM 60th anniversary and it did nothing for me (again Tex-Mex pickups). I also tried a Highway 1 but did not care for it. Question: any Gear pagers own or use these strats and if so, can you give me your opinions please. Thanks ptecat PS - By the way, I played these guitars through a Heritage Victory amp (I think I got that right - it is the one with 2 6V6's). Wow, what an amp! Excellent BF deluxe tones. I did not have a chance to play with the cut or focus controls.