I wrote last week about my acquisition of the Richie Sambora Standard Signature Stratocaster. The question that came to my mind was: is it worth more than what a standard Stratocaster is, in terms of features and bang for the buck?
This week, I thought I’d look at a few of the signature Strats that Fender offers, compare them to Fender’s Standard Mexican Stratocaster, and see if we can decide this.
The guitar that will be the control for the experiment is the Standard Stratocaster, made in Mexico. Here’s the features of this axe, which is available almost anywhere. For the purposes of our comparison, I thought I might use the retail prices at Guitar Center. Here’s the control guitar, priced at