2007. Not all strats are equal. This one brings together several features that make it much appreciated by me. Rosewood fingerboard 9.5". Contoured neck heel for better access to the high notes. LSR roller nut that helps keep a stable tuning even with heavy use of the vibrato lever. The Hot Noiseless pickups offer a very vigorous sound without losing anything of the typical twang of the strato and without noise. As for the color (Surf Green) there are no middle terms: either you love it, as is my case, or you hate it. In spite of having original Fender locking tuners, I changed them to Sperzels. I also added a mid booster Eric Clapton to have a little more gain from within the guitar.