I'm looking for a Strat neck and I've found one for a decent price. The seller says it's a '96 Japanese Stratocaster neck with the headstock sanded down cause the color was horrible. He looks like a nice, honest guy, but the heel stamp gives me pause. Nut is currently not attached. Do you think this is an original? Is it a Squire? It doesn't really matter to me as long as the neck is ok, but if it's not a Fender maybe I can push the price down a bit.