I'm attempting to sell an american standard strat and gibson les paul traditional pro, and I want to buy a G&L ASAT Special with the proceeds. I've always wanted one, I love those big MFD pickups. If I sell both, I can afford an american made model, though I would still like to go used, or I can grab one of the tributes and save my money. I KNOW the American model will be better, but will it really be worth several hundred, if not close to a thousand more dollars? I like that tributes have a 9 inch fretboard radius. If I got an American, I'd have to hold out for one with the 12 inch radius, I don't care for the vintage radius on alot of the American models. The tributes look nice and run $599 on ebay brand new generally. They obviously have American pickups and the saddle lock bridge. Anyone have any experience with both?