I never purchased a Fender guitar before and my father was talking to someone after his gig last weekend and the guy was saying that the strats starting with serial number 1 are actually MIM's disguised as USA made. The serial number on this strat buddy is asking $700 (+$50 shipping) from B.C, the other end of the country/continent, is shown in a couple of the pics. I am really skeptical and don't want to get sold a MIM obviously. Is this "rumour" a load of BS or what? Thanks for your help.