I’m certainly not adverse to the idea - the one I was using with my instructor was magic - I’d struggle with my Les Paul, put it down, grab his Strat, and just fly. I think that mostly what I know is that I really appreciate the feel of Fender necks, and I like a lighter non-arch top. Past that, I really love the Tele shape, and I’m terrified of the amount of research that I’d need to do to figure out Strats even to the level that I’ve done so with Teles here. But it’s completely a possibility? The Deluxe is right down the street from here, so that’s a good call. Also a good call on the 70’s Standards @LKB3rd - I think both are priced pretty well, and I thought might be worth a look. I know that’s kind of the ‘vintage bubble’, but I figured that if I find one of that age that I love, it’s likely only going up in value, which is appealing.