I was looking at some Squier Classic Vibes and noticed the truss rod dowels were not black plastic like I was used to seeing. They looked like the walnut on American Fenders. I really like the look of the walnut but the black plastic was always a way I could tell if it was an American Fender. I am not saying this is a bad thing, it's just something I did not know was happening. What I am used to. The black plastic truss rod dowel.