I'm a pretty solidly avowed LP kinda guy, but I'm starting to think I need to explore a Strat again. I had a Strat until a few months ago...didn't like it. It was a baseline American Strat, with the 'Texas' pot (something about bypassing EQ when at 10'). It didn't sound, well, even remotely good to me. No balls, no mojo, I sold it. But, I listen to Strat clips on YouTube, and my Strat didn't sound like any of them...I wonder if I had a lemon. SO, long story short, I'm going to get another Strat. I need that sound in my arsenal. Criteria: -I want a traditional Strat. No EMG's, etc. -I'd like the PUPs to be 'kinda' hot, but want warm too...me likey versatility. -I DON'T CARE where it's made. -I like 'V necks'. I DON'T like baseball bat necks. I *kinda* like those roadworn's, but I'm not ready to spend that much money on one. I'd like to spend at $400 used for a decent one...Suggest away please for the model I'm looking for.