Hey Guys, Here's the deal. I've found my ideal strat tone- the more recent Walter Becker tones. I've listened to the recent albums a thousand times and I've seen him live twice in the past 2 yrs or so. That strat tone is "IT" for me and I know it. Now I need to get it. That's where you guys come in. I've never seen, held, or played a Sadowsky. But I've seen Walter Becker play the same blue Sadowsky through a couple different amps on a couple different tours and it was the best strat tone I've ever heard. But I'm a little leary of buying a guitar that I've never touched before. Especially at those prices. I have played a few Tylers and have been very impressed. I was able to get in the area I want to be in but these particular Tylers didn't have the FAT CLUCKY sound that I want. The Tylers were fat sounding, but they didn't have that chicken cluck tone when I turned off the preamp. The preamp was really good for getting fat lead tones with a clean amp. But the guitars weren't super Steely Dan funk, with the preamp out of the circuit. I want a guitar that does both. Fat with the preamp, and funky chicken cluck without the preamp. Tyler is more of a known quantity for me, but they still didn't do exactly what I want, I'd say the Tylers were 85% there. Sadowsky is an unknown quantity, but it's the only guitar I've heard do exactly what I want a strat to do. Unfortunately, it was being played by someone else. What do I do? Does anyone have experience with both of these builders? Any input is welcomed.