Re: Advantages of a Neck Thru guitar?
The thing is, that there are virtually no models where the exact same guitar is offered with both options. Then you have to pile lots of other factors on top of it, because most of the time the same basic model has different neck types, it is usually the lower cost versions are given bolt-ons, in order to save money on lower end models.
It's just a matter of preference as to what you think feels and sounds more comfortable.
Really, unless you are debating on what to do on a custom, it isn't much of a deciding factor. Rarely are you going to see a situation where you are choosing between fairly equivalent guitars and have the options of neck through or bolt on (pretty much Jackson is the only one I can think of where that happens with equivalent quality, stock guitars). A strat doesn't just sound like a strat because of the neck type, it sounds that way because of the neck scale, the pick-ups, the body wood, etc, the neck type contributes, but it isn't the sole thing that makes it sound the way it does.
If you like the feel of one type or the other, you are probably going to be focusing on brands that specialize in that neck type anyways.