It's hard to get an idea what an old strat sounds like without finding something that's legit non-butchered or at least painstakingly restored. '54's and vintage strats may or may not have been messed with but when you hear the sound of a legit mid-late 50's one it's obvious.
see how uneven the strings line up on the neck. The low E is right on the edge. Around here that thing would be on it's way back to sweetwater.