Yesterday I bought a killer 1961 stratocaster from a local music store. They had recently purchased it from the original owner, who bought it brand new in 1961 from another guitar shop just down the street. The original finish was scraped off, it desperately needs a refret, and the bridge pickup might need to be rewound. Anyways, when taking the guitar apart, there was a signature, Josie, on the shield. Don Mare has talked a lot about the elusive Josie, and how she wound some of the greatest sounding pickups in the golden age of Fender. I thought it was really cool to see a very legible signature on this guitar. And the neck and middle pickups do sound absolutely unreal. I have another 61' that has more resonant wood and more sustain, but the one I grabbed yesterday has the sweetest neck pickup I have ever heard.