#1
http://www.thomann.de/ie/fender_mex_std_strat_blk.htm

and...

http://www.thomann.de/ie/fender_mex_std_strat_mn_bk_upgrade.htm

I can't really tell too much of a difference. This is my first guitar, I hope I'm making a good choice as I have heard good things about Mex strats. I'm just wondering what the actual difference is between these two Mex strats, and if so, which would be best?

Cheers.
#2
There isn't a difference, other than fingerboards. I think they threw the word "upgrade" in there just for kicks.

The MIM Strats are great, provided you get a good one. That's why I would go to a store and play all the ones you can find until you find ther one that's right for you, as opposed to buying it online.
#3
Hi and thanks! Well due to financial benefits, I'll be buying online. However, what are the difference between the fingerboards? I mean are there actually any benefits or is it just the look? I also noticed below the description, one of the strats has been available since 2006, the other since 2000; so is it possible there is some difference within the parts throughout the interior/exterior? I know new doesn't always mean better in a guitar, hence why I'm asking.

Thanks a lot
#4
The second one has a medium height fret size on a maple fingerboard and the first has vintage style frets on a rosewood fingerboard. I'd go with the maple, but it's a matter of personal taste.
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#5
try one in a shop then purchase on the net
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This is deep
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Was the pun intended?
Actually no

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#6
Alright, I think I'll go for the maple fingerboard then.

Thanks