I love this guitar. The neck is sublime and the wear and tear all look and feel very authentic. Until you turn up to a gig where somebody else has one. At that point you see that the wear is identical. This shouldn't be surprising but after that happens some of the magic is lost.
That raise, the guitar is still great. It's essentially a relic at a fraction of the cost (although not overly cheap) and th playability is great. The 50s maple board ones sound very thin. Not in a wimpy way but definitely not rounded like some of the other strat models. It finds it's place in a mix well.
The fit and finish is good. Really exemplifies what the mexican factory are capable of.