Fender Malmsteen Strats
Well as I have a YJM Strat and an Ibanez RG3120 Prestige then may I shed some light.
The YJM is a million light years away from the Nez in terms of playing, sound, action and fit. *They are both well built guitars, but are at odds over their musical styles. *The Nez excels at Vai, Satch Metal stuff, whilst the YJM is better for older rock e.g. 70's and Malmsteen stuff, single note definition on the YJM is superb, with the RG3120 being a little blurred around the edges [humbuckers]. *The YJM pickups are the lowest output s/coils going [sound like *a phat low output s/coils].
The necks are world aparts, the YJM is not too far off the baseball bat Jeff Beck Strat whilst the RG is a thin job, both are perfectly playable but the YJM does require a little extra effort.
The YJM will be worth more than a Nez in the longterm though.
I would go for the YJM personally but then it does suit my playing style and music orientation better.