Well, today I traded my 2017 American Special Strat for a 1989 Fender HM Strat. The guy I traded with drove 100 miles from the coast to make the deal happen. The guitar I traded him was sea foam green with pearloid plastics and painted headstock with matching case. He had a fair price for his guitar, which is all original with OHSC. He also threw in my choice of 5 pedals. I settled on a Mateo brand Delay. But more about the pedal later. The new (old) HM Strat has some battle scars....two dings on the treble side of the side of the guitar and multiple spots on the maple fretboard which I am able to show in the pics. The frets were quite worn. So I did a complete level and recrown. I Cleaned the bridge and did general clean up on the guitar. Everything works on it. It has the TBX tone control on it, and it is a US made (assembled from Japanese parts in Corona). Judging by the look of the neck pocket I would have to say it’s an alder body. The guy even had the bar for the Kahler Spyder bridge.