Re: Fender Showmasters
If I had the funds for a really nice Strat, I'd be looking hard at the Jeff Beck signature model. Am Std 2 point trem, LSR roller nut, Sperzel locking tuners, Fender Hot Noiseless pickups. In the USA they're in the $1200K - $1300 range.
I recently installed a set of the Hot Noiseless in my MIJ Squier project and they are the STUFF!!! They sound nearly identical to the hot Tex Mex pickups in my Jimmie Vaughan Strat, sans the 60Hz hum. With the volume rolled back, you can still get the clear, bell like tones of a '60s Fender.