hey folks, i am in the process of negotiating a new job offer. it will provide a considerable increase in income. so, of course I am GASing like crazy. This year, I hope to add a guitar and amp to the family. So, I am seeking advice on a Strat. Definitely want a Fender Willing to spend between $1 - $2k Rosewood fretboard Not interested in later technologies such as HSS Upgrades would be 5-Way Switch, 3-Ply, Locking Tuners V-Neck Unsure of body material Custom Shop would be a bonus a Relic would be a bonus Currently looking at '62 RIs My approach to amps is headroom and clean tones and use pedals for dirt. As far as the electronics, I would be looking for a p'up combination that would be classified as fat, buttery, clean, but not too hot at the bridge. I play primarily chicago blues ala Magic Sam, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and southern blues rock ala Black Crowes, Allmans, Widespread, Radiators, etc I am looking for advice on stock Fender models to be looking for when checking out my local music stores. I have done a lot of reading on TGP and as must research as I can on the web only to find model after model after model and am a little cloudy. Any Fender pundits that can lighten the way?