I think it is interesting that people sometimes say a guitar like the Silver Sky isn’t a Strat because it doesn’t fit the style of Strat they like. There are so many different styles of legitimate/authentic Fender USA Stratocasters that there isn’t a definitive description of a Strat. Some sound thick and others sound thin. They can be dark or bright. Some are slinky feeling while others are a struggle to play. For me, if the body has the general shape of a Strat, it’s ok to say it’s a Strat. Brand, headstock, bridge, pickups… Close enough.