This is a really fantastic mid-1980's E series Stratocaster. The guitar was purchased new by the father in law of the person who sold it. None of the finger wear is faked or "relic'ed". That is the real deal.
The guitar is quite clean for its age. The finish wear add a great character to this guitar.
Everything is original with this guitar and there is very little work that needs to be done. New strings, clean and minor adjustments will make this a fantastic playing guitar.
It is difficult to see what (if any) cosmetic damage there may be. The guitar was well cared for its entire life.
This wear is from playing and not something faked or recreated.
Close up of the headstock and everything is in very nice condition.
There are some light scratches and wear to the finish but it's difficult to photograph.