I've owned a fair number of guitars over the years, and still own a quite few, three Telecaster's, and at least seven Strat's (and several Gibson Les Paul's) some fitted with well regarded pickups like Custom Shop Fat 50's and Lindy Fralin, yet my ear keeps telling me one of my Strat's - a mutt, with Mexican made Fender Strat rosewood neck and polyester finished body of unknown origin - sounds better than the rest. It's fitted with those ceramic Mexican pickups with the pole pieces that are uniformly staggered, like an upside down smile. They're just excellent sounding pickups having a deep bottom end unlike all others and lots of character. I'm curious to hear other opinions. Do all Mexican ceramic pickups sound great, or did I get lucky with a set that for some unknown reason has something special going on?