Was looking for a strat round last Christmas but didnt want to spend too much - so had this imported from the far east - took 6 weeks to get here and cleared customs ok.
Its a solid 1 piece alder body with quite a nice if slightly fat 2 piece maple neck ie it has separate maple board. The electrics have been totally replaced and a set of fat 50s pickups installed and it now sounds A1.
A luthier called Steve Preston did all the work for me including a new bone nut and set up - his work has been excellent including a recent fret dress on my Liberty which is now playing like butter.
The end cost - well including a good quality case which came with it was a bit more than i would have paid for a Mexican Fender Strat - but people who have played it tell me they think its much /much nicer.