Long time lurker, first time poster. After 20 years I’ve finally embraced my inner Tele player. After purchasing an older American Standard Tele, I recently fell in love with a Chris Shiflett signature Tele Deluxe at the local GC. Not being a stickler for looks and hoping to save a few bucks, I found one in “Excellent Condition” for a decent price online and pulled the trigger. It arrived yesterday and I was finally able to unpack it today. I wouldn’t exactly call it “excellent,” but it’s in pretty good shape. With the exception of the “E” missing from Deluxe. The finish is smooth and there are no visible scratch marks. Has anyone seen this before? Is this actually a factory second? Oh, and the serial number checks out. There’s a couple other issues that make me question whether or not to keep this guitar, just thought I’d check and see what others had to say about this. Thanks everyone, good to be here!