Whilst out in Swindon working today I popped into guitar shop I happened to see. Inside was a Fender rep showing the owner examples of the 2017 Strat and Tele. I got to hold both and had a quick play though not through an amp. Here is my thoughts. The Tele was gorgious, particularly the neck. Satin finish with a lovely played in feel. Three brass compensation saddles but with a silly, very small bridge cover which will end up in the case. Poly finish, this one in a grey/blue colour, a bit like RAF blue, not seen that before but it was nice. I only held them for seconds so not much more to report. The rep said I was one of the first customers to see them in the UK so I feel a tiny bit chuffed. Though you guys would like to know.