This has nothing to do with what models you choose or how much they cost.
You could very well build the guitar yourself from scrap metal but what’s important is that you’re comfortable with holding the guitar in your hands, playing it and the sound it creates.
That’s kind of the point too, considering that MIM models are Fender’s budget brand (above Squier).
Rosewood necks (or rosewood fretboard) has a slightly warmer tone with more mid range and perhaps an overall more balanced character.Like the neck, the wood used for the body, and its quality, plays a role in how the guitar sound.Alder is used in most Fender Strats mainly because of its light weight and it’s easy to finish due to minimal grain lines.Now, there is the never ending debate on whether or not different types of wood plays a role. Still, having said that, what’s more important is the thickness of the wood, laquer and obviously the pickups.A good tip when you’re trying out new guitars is to focus on how the guitar plays and sound acoustically.