My first Tele was a 93 American Standard I bought new. I kept it bone stock the entire time I had it. It was almost perfect when I sold it several years later. I enjoyed it while I had it. My next Tele was a MIM Standard I bought new I think in 2011. The older AmStd pickups were alright, nothing special, but the MIM ceramics just had to go. That Standard now has the APC neck/Florance TE59 bridge, locking tuners, US string guide, and Rutter knurled switch cap. While I loved knowing I had a perfect American Standard, I enjoy playing the Standard more, even though it is considerably heavier. Do you keep them stock, tweak them a little or go all out?