Two things to add;
1) Who sells the Sintoms replacement blades?
2) I have never found someone who could pick out a stainless fret over a nickel one. The very act of refretting a guitar will alter the sound.
If I remember correctly, the serial is 00601 (or close to it). The pick guard was wired 3/16/05 and when I emailed Fender about it, they told me serial were not sequential but mine would have been very early.
I bought it second hand, but it came with the original sales slip. You can read the...
Before you use any oil, head over to your local big box store and buy an furniture stain pen in ebony. This is stain, not dye, so it will not turn the wood black. The pen applicator makes it easy to be neat. Let the stain sit for 15-20 minutes and buff. Let dry over night and reapply if you want...