The great thing about NOS Custom Shop Stratocaster's after having so many relic's in the shop is that it's nice to have a black shiny Fender to admire. This one is a real show stopper with it's beautiful and comfy maple neck. It really looks as clean as can be for a 14 year old guitar. There's also more flame on this neck than we have on some Les Paul's! She sounds great with the stock CS pickups so please let us know if you have any questions. Ships in upgraded Fender case with case candy and COA.