I got my birth year Strat. I played one and loved the narrow/deep neck. However that wasn't all original so I've been seeking one out that is. And particularly one in natural... For me that's the iconic 70s look. This came with case candy and a slightly later case. The parts date it to about the end of '79 (the pickups are late December grey bobbins). Apart from some pick scratches, a couple of marks and a little yellowing on the headstock nitro, it's super minty fresh. Barely any fret wear. It's the opposite of my slightly trashed '73 Tele Deluxe in that regard! I set it up and got the action as low as I'd ever want it with just the right relief. The heel does have the breathing space in the pocket that almost all of these have, so I've shimmed the side with some maple (not that there was an obvious issue). There's no lip on the heel, though, which is nice. I did also slightly bend the ashtray so it stayed on better. Plays great, sounds great and feels very lively. It's not light of course - a bit heavier than my Jag - and as expected, the body is a bit of a slab. But that neck is so comfortable!