I know there were some custom colors available prior to the sixties for +5%. How about custom necks or other parts? I got a -57 stratocaster that does not have a V- or boat neck. It is a maple skunk that is a -57 neck but its like a slim C. Serial plate has a (-) minus in the beginning. The guitar goes in its original case "the other direction" if you know what i mean. The case has a Fender logo on the top side. Im suspecting some one made a mistake in orienting the inside of this case. The canvas of the case is in tackt covering the nails or screws neede to hold the neck holder and the accessories department in the case. Latches are installed correctly. I know Fender was cost consciuous and if the factory made mistakes, they went along and tried to ship to the vendor or customer as quickly as possible. Im suspecting this is the case with this strat that was "Refinished in its original color" in 1986. Check out the pics and comment if you have knowledge to share. I do know this is a player that has been refinished.