I knew I wanted a new guitar, there is a very specific sound that I want for Cheshire Moon. That sound can best be made with a Stratocaster. I also knew that I wanted a much more colorful guitar, with one exception all of my stage guitars are black. So the intention was to buy an inexpensive Strat and do awful things to it.
I was heading to Guitar Center, since that is the place I frequently start such searches and I got a few blocks away and that voice in my head said "go to Pro Music" (ok, it's not really a voice, it's more of an urge). So I did, and there she was on the end of the rack. I played her for 10-15 minutes, but I already knew.
So now there are two pretty red heads in Cheshire Moon
Here is the one I met last night
And here is the more important one