Hi all I’m new here Wondering if anyone else has come across what seem to be known as “no name” Fender guitars. I’m not talking about copies I’m talking about a small number of guitars that Fender regarded as flawed in a small way, and that rather than (unlike Gibson) send them out as seconds, legitimately allowed them to leave the factory entirely unbranded. I gather that these guitars were distributed via dealers with the full knowledge of Fender. I recently got hold of a Strat that is frankly utterly beautiful to play. Red thin poly finish but not quite the right shade for the usual fender red range – this is apparently why the body was not accepted as part of the manufacturing process. The gloss maple neck has one side marker missing at the fifth fret – assuming that’s the flaw here(You’d have to strip the poly finish in the neck to insert a dot). It’s fitted with Texas specials. I’m not a Newby to guitar playing – I’ve been playing nearly 50 years and all the other guitars that I have to compare this Strat with are very high end, like my 1981 Gibson Les Paul custom, USA tele, Gretsch silver falcon, Martin acoustic et cetera. I’m not easily impressed, but this “no name“ Strat is a really stunning high-level guitar. I got it from a dealer who is very highly regarded and reputable and he can sourced it officially and can trace the provenance back to the factory in America. Has anyone else come across similar guitars like this –(I gather there aren’t many around and that they sometimes do get confused with lower grade knockoff copies. This is most definitely not one of those). Anyone come across anything similar?