Well, last Friday I pulled the trigger on a new MIJ Fender '62 Custom Telecaster RI. I've owned a partscaster and a T-style from another manufacturer, but this is my first real authentic Fender Tele. I'm pretty happy with her. Love the way she looks. Plays nice and has twang for days, but I think she could benefit from a pro setup with some 10's (pretty sure has 9's on her now). I would like to ask you guys a few questions. According to The Description on eBay (which is where I bought it) its "brand new" guitar. But when researched the serial number (starts with U followed by 6 digits) I get the following information: Your guitar was made at the Fuji-gen Plant (for Fender Japan), Japan in the Year(s): 1995 - 1996 Well what a surprise, my "new" guitar is approximately 16 to 17 years old! It came packaged in a triangle shaped box marked Fender Japan which was inside a larger Fender box. I thought it was rather odd that it came with no documentation of any kind, no warranty card, no owners manual, nothing (except an inspector/shipping tag hanging from one of the tuners). I've attached some pics below to show she looks brand new. There's plastic still on the pickguard and neck pup. The neck pocket is nice and tight and I cant find a scratch or ding anywhere. But I'd like to know what y'all think about no documentation and the fact that the serial number indicates she's a 95 - 96 model year. By the way, I just happened to look and the same seller just posted another black MIJ 62 Custom. Unlike the one I bought from him, his BIN price is $100 more on this one, but this one states: THIS GUITAR WAS A VERY LIMITED 2009 RUN AND IS MADE IN JAPAN,THIS IS NOT THE 1990'S EDITION, OR CRAFTED IN JAPAN ,THIS IS THE LAST BLACK ONE AVAILABLE It kind of bothers me that he states its NOT a 1990's edition but conveniently left out of the description of the guitar I bought that it IS a 1990's model. So again, I'd really appreciate comments on my new guitar and what y'all think of the sellers practices. By the way, I'm still within the sellers 3 day return policy.