#1
other than the inlays :P
Gear
Guitar - Schecter C-1 Classic
Amp - Crate FXT65
Pedals - Dunlop Crybaby Wah, Digitech RP350

On Backup
Guitar - Baja Mini Strat
Amp - Baja 10W
#3
blackjack has better tech and set up - most notably real seymour duncans. IMO - get the blackjack of any model, and you wont be disappointed. its a solid guitar that will grow with you from your first lick to your first tour. trust me on this.

(finish is different too)