I am really interested in hearing from those who have played and/or own(ed) the most recent models of the Deluxe Roadhouse Strat, and the Deluxe Strat (i.e., the ones with the Vintage Noiseless Pickups, not the previous generation with Texas Specials).

I know that there is another thread here about the Roadhouse Strat by itself, but I am keen to hear people comparing the relative virtues, advantages, and disadvantages of the two guitars.

What did you like or dislike about the guitars? How did they play?

Crucially - for me - if you have played both guitars, which one gave you more tonal possibilities? (I am more of a Classic Rock afficionado, and definitely not a metalhead).

Do the preamp and six-position V6 tone switch on the Deluxe Roadhouse provide tones different enough from each other to make that feature worth it? I am asking because several reviewers have mentioned that the differences between some of the six tones are very slight.

If you were to buy one of these guitars, which one would it be, and why?

I am looking forward to hearing what people have to say about these two models.

Many thanks.