Whats up with the huge spread in pricing on production American built Strats? Which component makes the difference? They pretty much all have Alder bodies unless you order an ash model, maple necks, 6 tuners, bridge, strings, pickups, pickguard, knobs. I bought an American Special about 3 months ago for 795. Next step up was 999. Other than the pickups and paint color there was no big difference. Now I understand about signature models like Clapton, SRV, Jim Root and such and they need to pay royalties. But come on.