So, this is my 2nd strat, my 1st being a Japanese Foto Flame, '62 reissue that I nabbed for 500 at a local guitar show. It was ok, but the thin frets annoyed me. I like a more substantail fret when I play. I sold it and didn't think much about it.
Cut to a few years later and I have the bug for a Strat again. I spec'ed out a Warmoth to my preferences, but by the time I added Piezo and everything else, I was well over my budget.
I found this on the HC forums and we verified each other and I made payment.
It is a 1990 USA Deluxe with a set of Lace GOLDS installed as well as an L.R. Baggs Piezo bridge installed. The frets are ok, but could use a polish and some new strings, but otherwise it sounds pretty good. It came with a nice Vintage Tweed HSC. It's Candy Apple Red and it looks great in person, save for the dings, but even then for a 20 year old guitar, they are minimal.
I could only play it last night at low volume as the boys were sleeping, so hopefully today, I can put her through her paces at a respectable volume