Just joined up a few days ago as I've been doing some research before my first project arrived... well it arrived in the post today..... Not sure of the year but it certainly seems to be an SE strat. How would I tell the year? The idea is to turn it into something like this: My old E serial number MIJ contemporary strat. The neck was a bit on the skinny side for me so it had to go. I'm not gonna copy it exactly but I'd like to sttempt a refinish on the paint and swap the bridge pup out for a bucker of some sort with a splitter if possible. The SE seems in need of some tlc, gave it quick shake down earlier and was pleasantly surprised by the way it feels and sounds! I have an 87 deluxe strat as well so I've got a good base to compare it to. Think I'll stick with the original neck and mid pups and get going with the paint job and sourcing new electric internals asap. Quite an impressive guitar though, expecially for the money... only £57 + postage. Stay tuned!