1988. A great guitar. One of the best necks of all. Very resonant. The configuration of pickups is two singles and a humbucking (bridge). The sound of the latter has always charmed me, but not that of the singles. After several changes, I am finally completely satisfied with the ones I currently have: 2 DiMarzios, a Fast Track II on the neck and a Pro Track in the center. Now it's really like having a Strato and a Les Paul on the same guitar and with a 25" scale (between Fender and Gibson). The tuners have been replaced by Sperzels. My most used guitar for playing live quite a long time.