Went into my local pawnbrokers this morning, just to see if there was anything nice in.
Found a fender strat for sale - £350. Okay.
Closer look revealed a cheap bridge, cheap replaced input jack, definatly plywood body and other weirdness. The back plate (also replaced with one ply black) was screwed on using brass screws with allen key heads.
The neck looked genuine, no name tuners, made in mexico logo.
BUT - The skunk stripe had been removed? WTF? Loads of cracked laquer around it.
I spoke to the shop keeper who assured me it was genuine! They had it checked out when they bought it!
All in all, definatly fake - someone has obviously stuck a Mexican fender neck (or logo) onto a POS body, made up of spare parts), the thing didn't even play, most notes just buzzed uncontrollably!
Crazy.....I just hope nobody is fooled by it!