Saw a daphne blue sitting in the fender section today. I'd been wanting to try one for FOREVER!
AHHH that neck! I have smaller hands and so the short scale combined with the 7.25" radius, and a glossed-to-hell back... it just felt like home. That was a huge joy. None of my bends choked, which is good.
I quickly got used to the switching scheme, and I can say for sure now that I'd never use the "2 out-of-phase" position.
With the toploading scheme, and the almost stratty pickups, it struck me as in between a tele and a strat. With a pickup with more midrange, I could leave the switches glued to the bridge position (like I sometimes do with a tele) and probably not worry about it.
I think I'll have to buy a mustang at some point, and get seymour to overwind me a bridge pickup, and then string with 10s for a bit more meat.
Oh and I played it through a Tiny Terror combo. Heck I might have to get me one of those too.