I brought this home with me last night. I went to a Fender Custom Shop Road Show event at Music Zoo in Farmingdale on Long Island. Ron Thorn and Paul Waller talked about and showed some of their latest creations. One that was particularly impressive was the California Special, an offset body guitar with three pickups where the middle pickup is placed right behind the bridge pickup. CS only... for now. There was a raffle where they gave away CS pickup sets, a loaded Stratocaster pick guard, straps and tools and other cool stuff. A guitar was the last prize in the raffle. The last road show I went to, the guitar was a higher level MIM. This time it was a heavy relic CS '69 Stratocaster with a reverse headstock, reverse bridge pickup, loaded CS case, and more. When I heard my name called as the winner I couldn't believe it. I never win anything... ever. I'm out of quarters way before my wife at the slots. I could hardly stand up. I was shaking. Such great folks at Music Zoo, CS, and all the other folks at the event. Thank you to anyone there who sees this thread. I brought it home and plugged in. I sure like it. Amazing clarity and depth. It’s sure different from my American Standard. My wife came down from upstairs and saw it and asked if I got it at the show. “Were they throwing it out?” There are things (like heavy relic) wives just don’t understand. Only two pics for now I wanted to start playing it as soon as I could. I even skipped dinner.