Ok, now I like to think I know my stratocasters fairly well, but I saw this one at a local shop today and it's got me scratching my head... I took some pics of it because it seemed so unusual to me. The tag says its a USA strat with a Mexican body, but I honestly think the neck/body are both original to each other... To me it looks like an 80's MIJ Strat of some sort, yet the decal says made in USA and looks original. The odd things are plenty... Below are the pics and oddities I noted, feel free to add more, or to tell me what the heck this thing is. 1. black (plastic?) truss rod opening like a MIM 2. Original looking headstock logo with E9 serial number and "Made in USA" 3. Odd looking tuners that appear original to the headstock, with no additional holes anywhere to be seen. 4. No Fender logo on neckplate, not any hole for microtilt adjustment, as would normally be seen an American Standard 5. Odd import style rear tremolo coverwith center screws "straight across" from each other rather than staggered 6. Import looking bridge and trem setup. So is this just some sort of knock off with a very accurate looking decal? It was not a waterslide decal, and looked completely legit the way an 80's era Fender headstock decal looks and feels... If the decal were chitzy looking I'd have no doubts, but it looks like a factory Fender decal and serial... So what is this thing? I remember the California Series had made in USA on the headstock but used the cheapo MIM style plastic truss rod surround, but this doesn't seem to be one of those... I'm stumped!