I got a response from Brett Arney at Fender Consumer Relations about the restringing issue with the Player series Teles. They are aware of the issues; he specifically referred to it as with "first run Mexican Player Telecasters". What they will do is replace the bent steel saddles with the block saddles as were used on the MIM Standard Teles (and the MIM Deluxe Teles) under warranty if you take it to an Authorized Fender Service Center or they will send you the saddles if you want to do it yourself. It was unclear from his email to me if this is what Fender was going to do going forward or if they are going to redesign the bent steel saddles for future runs, so I asked for a clarification. I'll let you know what they say.