OK, which is a better quality instrument? I won't say the price....only that both are in my price range. One is $200 less than the other though. 2004 50th Anniversary Strat (alder, scn pickups, locking tuners, s-1, maple neck) OR USA G&L Legacy (ash, rosewood neck) Both are mint to near mint condition. Best guess puts the G&L as a 2007-2008. Whichever one I buy, I want to put Dimarzio Area 58's in the neck and middle and an Area 61 in the bridge. I also want to wire the back tone knob to the bridge pickup, the other tone knob to the neck, leave the middle pickup wide open, and do a volume pot mod that allows me to bring down the volume and not lose the highs. With that info, which would be the better guitar? I'm after the real bluesy rock tone and glassy clean tone.