This Strat is one of the best I've played, USA made or otherwise. I've replaced the stock pickups with Fender Custom Shop Fat50s, and they made an already awesome guitar even better. The finish is pretty solid with the exception of a couple hairline cracks in the finish near the neck joint (pictured). The varnish is coming off around the edges of the fretboard from playing, but the frets show little to no wear.
I've got both a hardshell case and a deluxe Fender gig bag. One will go with the G&L I have posted and the other will go with this guitar, so first come, first serve on the case.