I just ran the Serial through the Guitar Dater Project, and it is, as it says, a 98.
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Oh, DON'T use a knife. It cuts through your strings. I did that once, thinking, its the Low E, its invincible. Turns out, its not...

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It looks like a genuine American Deluxe Strat. The HSS version comes with the roller nut, like the one in the picture. It looks like a great guitar.