#1
How big is the quality difference between a Standard and an American Stratocaster?
Just curious, as I slowly focus in on my next guitar purchase.

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#2
The Quality of woods/ pickups/ quality control/ finish is better on an american strat


Although some people will say buy a mexican strat and mod the hell out of it, an american strat is thoroughly checked and played so the frets wont be sharp, etc.
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#3
Well this really depends on your budget. If you can't spend around $1000, then go with the Standard. If you can afford around $1000, then buy the American.