I’m a strat guy. Well really I’m an acoustic guy. But I love me a good strat. I had a 1986 E series MIJ strat as my main and only Electric guitar. A local guy offered me $1500 (rediculous I know) So as much as I wanted to keep it, I couldn’t say no to that. Today I was cruising around local for sale sites and I stumbled across a MIM tele. It’s a different one. Double humbuckers, blacktop, maple board and a really nice fender TSA hard case. Also came with a little 10w fender practice Amp, nice leather strap and an instrument cable. It was listed at $180 and they posted it 2 minutes before I saw it. Told them I would come down right then and all of a sudden the price was now $300, then $400. Figured. She responded to me and I said I wasn’t looking to spend $400 and I randomly throughout $200 on a whim. She said yes! And I was on my way with my mask and gloves flying down the freeway. 3 minutes away and she’s telling me people are offering her $350 and $400 and asked if I could do $300. I said I had already hit the ATM and was 2 min away, and if she wanted to hold out for more, I understood. She said come take it for $200. So, picked her up and WOW is it beautiful for an MIM fender. Really beautiful shine to the neck and fantastic condition. Almost new. Still had the plastic around the pic guard screws and strings seemed new (took them off anyways) action is great and the neck has some really nice jumbo frets. Never played one with this configuration. Is it some different edition? Well, I’m thinking I may trade it for another strat. Wondering if this is a little more expensive than your tele standard and if it’s worth a straight across trade for a Strat standard? Either way, I think I scored. I’ll give away the amp and I’ll enjoy this until someone comes along with something I like.