I bought a guitar I wanted for last several years. It’s G&L ASAT Classic Custom. ($1550 after tax).
Mr. Leo Fender founded Fender. Leo Fender sold his company when he was ill. After regaining his health, he founded G&L. So, if you really like guitars by Leo Fender, you need to buy G&L. I don’t want to start an argument, but I would never buy a Fender guitar. My royalty is with Leo Fender.
I am very happy with this guitar. I still need to buy a good metal guitar (Jackson or ESP)