I'm probably going down to one electric once I sell my TCM Empress but I've been considering a Strat sometime in the near future to complement my TCM Taurus Standard. I don't want to go crazy pricewise (under $1K) but I do want USA made. I want a maple board vice rosewood, would like it to have locking tuners if possible (I know that I can add them later), if it had a hum in the bridge that would be cool but not an absolute necessity. Would I be better off going G&L or is the quality of the Fender USA strats worthwhile? I saw a cool G&L S-500 that had a locking keys and a mini toggle switch to bring in multiple combos of the single coils, probably something along the line of Fender's new S1 switching system. Thoughts, models to look at, etc?