After getting through ALL my GAS ordeals, I'm planning to get a Strat, but I'm not sure whether I should get a Fender Strat, or a G&L Comanche/Legacy. Chances are, I'm planning to change a lot of things, and the biggest thing that concerns me is quality to price ratio; how a Fender deals against a G&L of the same price, and how the G&L bridge deals against a Fender bridge. Currently, I'm leaning towards the G&L.

Oh, and what body wood were the original Fender Strats? I'm thinking Alder or Ash, probably Alder though.
a strat would complement your tele nicely

07 Fender American Deluxe Strat
07 Fender Custom Telecaster
09 Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
09 Fulltone OCD V.4
10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

Definatley the G/L bro
Schecter Synyster custom

Washburn custom ( I remodeled)

Yamaha custom


Crate GFX-130-c

Morley Mark Tremonti Wah

How many vegetarians does it take to eat a cow?

One if no one is looking.
The original 1954 strats were ash, but they switched to alder around 56-57. The ash comes back in to play in the 70s on their natural finish strats.
I'm mainly looking for a Black one with an Ash Body. I'm thinking of changing the pick-ups, pickguard, and probably the neck. It really does come down to the bridges. So, anyone compared the two bridges?