when did fender make this? a 50's spec strat with modern string trees and logo?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fender-Stratocast ... dZViewItem
seller describes it as a 60's style but it's obviously 50's, it's got a 50's 8-hole single ply pickguard and 21-fret maple neck with body-end truss rod adjustment. i've never seen anything quite like it, though i don't know the history of strats past 1981 that well. could be a mongrel of course, a 50's re-issue with a more recent standard strat neck stuck on, but when did post-smith-strats have no truss rod adjustment at the head?
stratcollector.com have to say of the 1987 standard strat:
it features 22 frets, a 9.5 fingerboard radius, "swimming pool route" to accomodate after-market modifications, and a re-designed bridge/tremolo unit)
so that's out of the question.
it's japanese so maybe the first japanese re-issues had modern headstock designs?