I've found myself without a strat and am thinking about going to my local retailer and playing a bunch of them to see if I can't find me a keeper. And I'm not going to be a snob about it for once--I want a player not a piece of art this time. My budget is $1k. I've owned plenty of strats and to be honest, my favorite of them all was an old 1982 60s RI that I sold awhile back and miss terribly. And I've had 5 "boutique" strats since then. I want to try some MIM guitars,but I heard that their bridges/saddles/spacing are different from the MIA versions; is this true? If so, why on earth would they do this? Would a drop in Callaham replacement remedy the problem? I have huge hands BTW and need wide or at the very least "standard" spacing. Any other tips for my hunt tomorrow?