The documentation that I've found shows it being "TRD" which I assume stands for Torino Red. I was told on one of these forums that my guitar was definitely not TRD. What is the actual color of my guitar? It's a fairly dark red, more of a slightly dark medium red. I know how hard it is to get accurate photos of guitar colors, but does anybody have a guess? Is it like the "Daphne Blue" (really Surf Green) Squier Bullet? Here are some shots of my Squier Contemporary Series ST-331 short-scale Strat. It was made in Japan circa 1985. It has an A serial number on the neck plate. It has a rosewood fretboard, black headstock, single humbucker, short Gibson 24.75" scale. The output jack is in the pickguard. The two switches are a coil tap switch and a killswitch that I added in the early '90s. The pickup that was in it when I bought it was an Epiphone humbucker, but I put in a cheap EMG Select pickup when I droppedp the guitar and ruined the Epi pickup. It is a very unusual guitar and I've only seen one other one like it (it was black) and a scant few pictures online. This was my first guitar, and I would grab it if my house were on fire and I only had time to grab one of my guitars. I hope to never part with it until my dying day. Plans for this guitar include a Red Dually Lace Sensor since the guitar is not all original. Here is the document in question: Fender Japan Boxer Series Electric Guitars and Basses Catalog Note that the ST-331 comes in BLK,TRD, and SNW (I assume SNW means Snow White.) Here are some snapshots: Carter the Cat approves of the Stratocaster: This was my first guitar amd I love it to death. The short scale and humbucker give it a Gibson-y sound. It's a unique guitar. I'd buy another one just like it sight unseen if the price were right.