Dad passed away in January and my brother and I are helping sort through it all (hoarder). For all the stuff he would buy in the last 20-25 years (after he retired) when we came out to play together he always played the same guitar through the same amp. But he kept buying stuff! Kinda like "Look what I bought since you guys were out last time". (Us) "Cool! Play that one tonight!" (Him) "Naw, I'll just play my usual one." So what I have here is an unplayed 2008 52' AVRI. He did write down on a note in the case that he registered it with Fender in August 2008 so I'm assuming that's the same year it was produced. I had a 96' MIJ 52' RI back in the mid-2000's (with USA pickups) and like a moron sold it around 2010. I wasn't a hoarder so if I didn't play it often, away it went. I got good money for it but started to regret it very quickly. I next went to a brand new anniversary ASAT. I really did like it but it wasn't the 50's sound I was chasing. I've been putting together a 50's spec Tele out of various parts and I have a solid neck & body combo and was ready to pull the trigger on a set of Bootstrap p/u's. Then this fell in my lap. It's got all the case candy and just plays like a dream. It's not a 50's Les Paul baseball bat neck style but not a 60's thinner Fender neck either. It's actually a really nice full neck that is easy to handle for my medium sized paws. And I FINALLY have a Fender I like the bridge pickup alone sound. It's very tasty slightly overdriven and sounds great clean, with a little added bass EQ on the pedalboard or tone knob tweak. The neck alone is as great as I expected. The 50's style wiring without the combined pickups and instead the neck alone with all highs rolled off would appear to be useless for me. I plan to leave it as wired though. So by now based on my thread title most people assume I'm not all there, like to put random names to inanimate objects or think I had a super low opinion of my dad. Nope! The serial number is 56665! I love it! It's the only serial number on any guitar I own that I can memorize!