I think I saw this on the Strat-Talk forums?
Originally Posted by BMW Kurt
I have a Japanese strat from the 80's. I LOVE that guitar!!!
I passed on a well used MIJ Strat several years ago. It had that well used look I like, without the belt sander relic'ing we see so much of today. I still regret not buying it, especially seeing what they sell for now.
ON the topic of Asian vs American vs Mexican, etc.....I thought this video was interesting. Blindfold test of Squire/Mexican/American/Custom Shop