I was in Guitar Center on Monday picking up some strings and I saw the most beautiful Strat high up on one of the walls, it was sonic blue with a rosewood fret board. Tuesday rolls around and I can't get it out of my mind so I called GC and just happened to get the guitar manager. He said it was American made and came with a case. We chatted for a little bit and I told him I would try to get there on Wednesday (today). After I hung up with him I went online and starting looking for this particular model but the closest thing I could find was the '60s classic Players Strat but is made in Mexico, has great reviews, and comes with a gig bag. Hmmm, will have to sort this out tomorrow. I go to the store today and it is in fact American made and plays like a dream. The manager said they had just got it in, along with a seafoam green one, and they are part of a special run. Anyway, here is a picture. I'll send Fender an email with the serial number and see what I can find out about this special run and will update this when I find out.