I didn`t compare this guitar. I liked it and bought it.
Model Year: 1997
Price: $800.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Greystone Music Henderson NC
Frost blue body. Maple neck. 3 lace sensor pickups. 5 way toggle switch, volume and tone. Cut away . String thru body . Fender tuners.
Has no visible flaws. Plays very well. Not quite as easy as my tele thinline.
Play thru Peavey Standard and 63 Fender Bassman. Both thru 15 in JBL.With the 5 way switch and separate switch you can get most any sound you like. Not noisy at all. Requires different settings in the amp in different rooms.