I have already received a fantastic Ron Kirn Strat which is more of a modern Strat than traditional (as per my specs) and am looking at complimenting this with a Classic Strat type. So far I have engaged Ron and Marc Rutters in discussions and was wondering if there are any others I need to look at before I make a final decision. Budget is between $2k-$3k max but I would prefer closer to $2k if possible. I may look at a little relicing or distressing but it's not a deal breaker. Suggestions on builders, hardware pickups etc. are not only welcome really appreciated as there are little or no opportunities in South Africa to test or review most builders work or hardware etc. I am looking for pickups that give me very Mark Knopfler'ish, type sound with a little more mids that the traditional 2007 Fender USA '57RI I own. Noiseless pickups are an option as well but not essential - I have looked at the Kinman Blues or the latest Impersonator '54's which seem to be great. In short.....HELP!!