I'm impressed! It was like a day turn around from my request. They will even reissue a lost cert but I have to provide detailed pics of a perfectly stock guitar and pay a $75 charge and possible other service fee (unknown). Anyway, I think it would add value to a guitar if I would ever resell it. Here is a sample of what they sent me on my latest nocaster, it's pretty complete! The serial number R20** corresponds to the specifications listed below, manufactured 08/2000. Model Name: ‘51 NoCaster® Closet Classic Model Number: 015-0202-(867) Series: Time MachineTM Series Body: Premium Ash Neck: Maple, “U” Shape, (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish) Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25” Radius (184 mm) No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Style Frets Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm) Width @ Nut: 1.650” (42 mm) Hardware: Nickel/Chrome Machine Heads: Fender®/Gotoh® Vintage Style Tuning Machines Bridge: Vintage Style with 3 Special Design Brass Saddles Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Pickups: 2 Custom NoCaster® Vintage Tele® Single-Coil Pickups, (Custom Vintage Wiring Circuit) Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup (+ Neck Pickup with Blend control counter - clockwise) Position 2. Neck Pickup Position 3. Neck Pickup with No Tone Control (dark vintage circuit) Controls: Master Volume, Neck Pickup Blend (Switch Position 1 Only) Colors: (867) Honey Blonde, (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish) Strings: Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046), P/N 073-0250-006 Other Features: “U” Shape Maple Neck, Flat Dome Tele Knobs, Built as if bought new in its respective year and played a few times a year and then put carefully away. Has a few small dings, checked finish, oxidized hardware and aged plastic parts. Source: U.S. Fender Custom Shop Accessories: Tweed Thermometer Case (Gold Interior), Standard Molded Case (Black Interior), Strap, Cable U.S. MSRP: $3,592.00 INTRODUCED: 1/1999 DISCONTINUED: 12/2008 DISCONTINUED COLORS: COMMENTS: Uses Cases P/Ns 0050881000 & 0996101106, All Original Detailing, Built From Original Tooling. Built as if bought new in its respective year and played a few times a year and then put carefully away. Has a few small dings, checked finish, oxidized hardware and aged plastic parts. Thanks Custom shop!