So I worked out a trade for my strat and some cash for a yz250f . The guy wasn't familiar with guitars and wanted to meet me at GC to " make sure it's not a fake " . No problem I say thinking right away this should be interesting . So the kid working at gc tells me the headstock decal isn't original ( the chrome decal fender used for awhile ) and that fender never used those , the pickguard had been changed and it was made in Mexico using USA electronics , a California special. So he calls fender with the serial number ( DZ5 xxx) and after 5 minutes of trying different extensions he tells us that " it's real and it's a 2005 fender deluxe " , (information that almost any fender player on the planet could decipher from the serial number . ) He didn't even notice the s1 switching , rounded heel , locking tuners or locking straps . Anyways we both left kinda laughing and the yz guy says " you know more about fenders than the guys working there " . So it went exactly as I thought it would .