Here's an interesting guitar I crossed paths with today. This one was in a Habitat for Humanity store in the section where items are displayed for silent auction. From twenty feet away it nearly gave me a heart attack. Holy sh*t! An old Fender Strat leaning against the wall in the thrift store! A closer look. Fender neck plate and a beautiful finish on the back of the neck. But does the shape of the horns look off to you? The truss rod plug is plastic. The decals looks very fake to me. Nut appears to be plastic. Note that there is only a single guide for the E and B strings. Someone has strung it backwards hbowner style. The tuners have been replaced with Gotohs. The neck and middle pickup have the look of Alnico rods magnets (parallel lines), while the bridge pup looks like it has steel slugs (concentric circles). Two point bridge with fender bent steel saddles. The trem block looks like what's typically seen on cheaper imports. Some other relevant observations: *The body is thin like a newer Affinity or Bullet. *There's a sloppy gap between the neck and the body at the upper pocket, as if they may not belong together. *The paint on the body is obviously not original. Looks like a poor rattle can job with lots of orange peel. My tentative conclusion is that this is some type of aftermarket or other non Fender/Squier brand body. The neck may be from a 90s MIM "Fender Stratocaster Squier Series" guitar. The saddles and neck plate are real Fender. The neck and middle pups are Alnico, while the bridge is ceramic. Current bid is $50. I'm not sure I'd pay even that much for it, though there's no telling how much higher it will go. People sometimes get stupid with silent auctions. So what do you guys think it is?