Re: Hm Strats
You can sometimes find the original HM Strats on the 'bay. When the originally came out, I was about 9 years old and thought that Kramer was the center of the guitar universe so I never played them in the stores.
Last year, I was tooling around in the Hollywood GC, and they had one up on the wall. It was pink, with a maple board, HSS config (with no pickguard) and a Kahler Steeler locking trem. I friggin' loved this guitar. The only two other Fenders I ever liked enough to buy were the SRV model (which I still have with a swapped out pickguard) and the Clapton model (which I never actually bought because I didn't like the pickups, but loved the neck), but this HM strat was awesome. It had a rail humbucker in the neck (which I'm seemed aftermarket) and some wear on the fingerboard, but it played like a dream. The price was a little high ($900) for a 17 year old guitar with major paint and fingerboard problems, but it was a really nice guitar. I would've picked it up for $500 and refinished it myself.
If you really dig those guitars, though - you can find them on the 'bay or even build one yourself from Warmoth parts. Just go with the contoured heel, wider nut width, recessed Floyd, and rear route.