Hey guys how are you all doing? I'm in the market for a strat right now (first one! Woo!) but I'm not sure what to buy. I'm really aiming for that John Mayer (I know, I know) Gravity tone, and a few other tones that are synonymous with him and Stevie Ray. Of course I'd rather save money (still 17 with a part time job!) if it came down to very, very minute differences in end result sound, but let me know what you think. I have a few options: 1.) Buy a Squire/Mexican standard and install the D.Allen Stratcat pickups ( I've never heard them in real life, although they sound amazingly dead on, on the interwebs). About $800? 2.) Buy an American Strat and accept the tone as is because my parents will likely not allow me to buy another guitar related item for a long, long while. About $1200? 3.) Hold my breath and save up for a signature strat, whether that be the JM or SRV. About $1400 at my local shop. I currently play an Epiphone Les Paul through a Fender HRDx. I have a Boss BD-2 and a TC Electronics Flashback x4 delay if that matters. I've asked around and looked around on the Internet but I wanted your guys opinions on this. Thanks a tonne in advance!