Chinese manufacturing, but it does not look very good overall finish, beautiful color (gray-white, depending on light) and well-tuned instrument. Channel pleasant, with 22 boxes, please!
The split of the humbucker works great.
The true crystal clear sound of the Strat with 5 positions of kama-sutra guitar, plus two additional sounds thanks to the split humbucker. The latter is not very bitter, but it is well balanced with respect to normal strat pickups, eliminating skips, especially when passing any humbucker mode. The buck turns out great and crunch tones with large saturation almost all amps.
Used for a month in config or studio gig, a great guitar, fun to play, good performance of this Agreement, including shots with vibrato (must not force either, it's not a Floyd Rose). Strato typical sound (and with most of the humbucker), almost better than Mexico or even some U.S. strats I've already tried! In proposing this for 400 euros, Fender is not very friendly to those who invest up to 5 or 10 times in instruments that will never be 5 to 10 times better. Maybe one day consider changing the mechanical. But for now nothing to say, it sits well agreement (including the G string), even with large bends solo.