Hard to tell for sure. Not too familiar with the gem series. Is that an actual decal or is it painted on? If it was painted on, a headstock repair would have botched that. A decal could have just been removed and replaced.
Thanks! Yea people over at ST are saying it should be a 2 piece body but I haven't yet found a seam. I've been looking for one. Thought it would be quite obvious since the lacquer in sinking into the grain, it should be sinking into a seam too.
Traded my Elite for this 2014 60th Anniversary 1954 American Vintage Reissue Strat. Looks like it's a nice one piece ash for the body. A little bit of checking here and there and the finish is starting to sink into the grain. Bakelite plastics on these. Nice tone from the 54 pickups. Came with...
I had a Daybreak 60's Traditional MIJ Stratocaster for a bit recently. It was a nice strat....very well put together, great fretwork, pickups were ceramic but they sounded good.
Would definitely recommend
Nicer than MIM stuff and some MIA stuff too.