Re: Fender American Deluxe Strat HSS
If you haven't tried a Jimmie Vaughan signature Strat, you're in for a treat. It's made in Mexico, but has US vintage hardware and electronics. The pickups are Tex Mex models with a higher output in the bridge position. The 2nd tone control, normally wired to the middle pickup, is connected to the bridge pickup instead. When I demoed the JV model, I used this feature to roll back the highs on the bridge pu, simulating a Gibson P-90. The mid position is wired wide open. The best feature on this model is the neck. It has a soft V contour, and a maple fretboard with medium jumbo frets, similar to those on the Jem (6105). The radius is 9.5" as compared to 7.5" on the Standard and Vintage Mex Strats.
I ordered one of these in Candy Apple Red about 2 weeks ago. I'll post pics as soon as she hits the shop and I get her home.