So, I am hearing such good things about the 2012 American Standards I've actually got my 2006 Jimmie Vaughan Strat up on Craigslist. I played it some today and now I've got second thoughts. The reason I put it up to begin with is that I've always wanted an American Strat, and I really like satin-finished necks anyway. I'm not a big fan of the glossy soft-v neck on the JV strat. My other favorite guitar is a partscaster with a satin finish C-shaped neck, much like the American Standard Strat. I have heard some complaints about the bridge pickups on the American Standards being a little thin. I guess I'm looking for opinions as to how much of an upgrade it would be to go from a 2006 Jimmie Vaughan Strat to a 2012 American Standard? Thanks.