I do – but does he seem like the kind of guy who would go and defraud somebody, by selling a counterfeit guitar? Surely not? Regarding your last question – about the case candy... it is the headstock that has convinced me – the case candy only assured me further, I would be very, very surprised if this was not a genuine Fender product! Does anybody else want to chime in? I could be wrong on all of this? I don't think I am!!!! – but I could be? C'mon gang – help us out here!?