The 24 fret Stagemaster and Showmasters that were made in China are the exact same guitars. I got a fret dress and setup done on my Showmaster and I love it. Also had the volume and tone pots replaced. They came with upgraded pickups (I'm not replacing mine), a brass sustain block, basswood body, contoured neck heel for upper fret access. In other words, a budget version of the HM Strat. There is a neck thru and a bolt on version of the Stagemaster. They were really designed to represent a significant higher quality than they priced out at. Underpriced in the used market, you can get them here in USA for $125 for bolt-ons up to $200 for neck-throughs. The neck through represents a higher original price, but I like the bolt-on neck just as well. Note - the Floyds are original style arms that don't have the tightening collar to keep it from swinging, they screw in just like Stratocaster arms.