These Crafted In Japan Vintage Reissues are a top shelf guitar! This particular Strat is a really 'authentic" version of a "Sonic Blue" Custom Colour Strat from about 1960 through 1964. Same Tonewoods and a really high quality build! Hard to believe how well they do it for the price. To buy an original in this colour would set you back $30K and probably a lot more if you can find one. Here, you get the Look, Feel and a lot of Tone for a fraction of that!