As far as I can tell the Deluxe still seems better.

But the New Amer. Strat looks pretty rad too.

Gibson Zoot Suit in Rainbow
ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000

Where are the ladies, man?
they've supposedly enhanced it pretty much overall, no telling how overhyped that is though. i'd still go with the deluxe
The Deluxe is only $100 more, right? Better pickups, S-1 switch...as long as it's not in one of those funky color combinations, I'd go with the Deluxe.
Hi, I'm Peter
Is the S-1 switch the button that you push on the volume knob?
I saw a strat at my local music store that had that, but they didn't have any amps out so I couldn't tell what it did.
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