So I was browsing on Ebay for no reason, and I saw this... a curious posting, it was from a music store called Collins Music, and there were notes on the pics, making excuses for the neck... like "it isn't scratched, the wood is that way" and it was "used, never played", so I went for it It cost me $239.00, and $40 shipping I added the black pickguard. It came in the original Fender box, with all the plastic film on it etc. So it plays great, sounds good and I'm tickled pink with myself! The figuring on the neck is beautiful, but odd, the neck is dead on low action, the truss rod is only snugged up, no pressure! I didn't realize till now these do not have a glued on fretboard the neck is one piece fretboard and all I guess the rod goes in at the skunk stripe.