Picked up a few days ago for 110 out the door. 5 strings and missing the tremolo arm. Picture is making the grain show a little more than actual, where to me it has that kind of creamy basswood look. Maybe some kind of reissue type paint job fashioned after a '57? Truss adjustment is under the pickguard. No skunk stripe. The neck is marked LE-X with a 95xxxxxx serial. Assume that's 95. Pickups have a large rectangle bar on the backside. Crappy 5 position that clicks so hard the pickguard booms. No name sealed turners that seem fine. Tremolo was decked, now it floats, yada...yada. So overall it plays really nice, wide thin neck, and sounds ok but I want to make some changes, some not reversible, plus a bridge pickup like maybe a virtual solo. Here's the rub....in the neck pocket was a shim cut from a Fernandes business card, marked California. Guitar does not say Japan anywhere...and before I do something I can't undo, I'd be curious where it was made. Japan, elsewhere in Asia, or maybe set up/assembled in Cali from Asian parts? Have been googling for a couple days and still clueless for definitive answer as to Japan, or why it would/might have been set up in Cali. Any info regarding manufacturing origin of 95 models or other would be helpful and appreciated.