Having a father-in-law with G.A.S. (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome), I know that there is no such thing as too much information about guitars! My father-in-law could probably spend hours just surfing the web reading about guitars and researching different styles and brands.
For guitar aficionados, there is a great website called Guitar and Amplifier Reviews (with this great review: Fender Stratocaster Deluxe ) that is chock full of great guitar information. It has reviews of just about any and every major brand of guitar out there, including the ever-popular Fender Stratocaster Deluxe . There is one great article about the Fender Stratocaster Deluxe that talks all about how to get a sound similar to Jimi Hendrix from your Fender - pretty cool!!
As guitar technology improves, it is more important than ever to make sure you do your research and read around, including on a site like Guitar and Amplifier Reviews with its wonderful review of the Fender Stratocaster Deluxe, before making your final decision on which guitar to purchase.
Now that I've found this great website, I plan on passing the link on to my father-in-law, and I recommend passing it on to the guitar lover in your life too!!