Only made for two years, the “California Series” guitars were a joint venture between Fender’s Corona, California and Ensenada, Mexico factories. The bodies were carved in California, sent to Ensenada for painting, then were sent back and assembled in California. It also uses S-S-H style routing instead of the “Swimming Pool” routing commonly found on Fender’s less expensive instruments. Other features include a maple neck with a medium C profile and 9.5” radius, Fender Tex-Mex pickups, and a vintage-style tremolo system. A previous owner installed a set of Fender locking tuners; there is some slight splintering at the A string tuner hole from the swap that is purely cosmetic. Comes in a Fender gig bag.