Hi, I bought this week a second hand stratocaster. It sounds good and is in good shape regarding the age. Of course I openend it. As I previously own strat before or beginning of 90’s I was surprised about the swimming pool route! It’s not esthetic as the contour body is not straight. Probably in the futur it will be researshed! So in the cavity they put conductive underlayer black paint to act to reduce hum. I also notice a grey colour, maybe an underlayer for the blonde colour. maybe someone could confirm this. On the neck the stamped year date looks can’t be read, it’s 19xx probably 1996 rather than 1997. On the junction area of the body/neck there is a small round sticker with a code, any idea of what is this. The code is not the same as the serial number written on the guitar neck. I noticed also several holes on this junction, it’s probably because they need to handle body during painting. Any info will be appreciated. By the way I’m more than happy to own it!