I have no idea how old it is, as i bought it from my guitar teacher who bought it from someone, who bought it from someone who bought it from someone, who i guess bought it from someone, who bought it from someone. you know how that goes. the headstock simply says Fender stratocaster, no other markings(wtf is up with that?). its beat up paint wise, only one spot where the wood is actually damaged, mainly its the paint. i have been meaning to refinish it for a few years, but have yet to do so. i even had it dissassembled and was about to begin sanding off the paint and primer and was going to float the one damage spot on the body, but i put it back together because i just dont have the time to refinish this fine instrument.i have no idea how old it is, it has been painted ump teen different colors and you can see areas where someone painted it orange, and brown, and even red. it sounds amazing, you cant even imagine. the action is so low, its unreal. and despite the strats very round neck radius, it doesnt mute with bends on the upper register. the neck is straight as an arrow and this guitar has stood the test of time. must let go to put towards a police 870!!! i dont even play electric anyway, traditional folk/country is more my music style now. will send pics if interested, simply make an offer. for some reason this forum doesnt like my digicam. perhaps ill try to save to pc rather than direct load to post from cam, but im too lazy, works fine in email imprint!!!