Hi the other day I "discovered" These guitars and other models while searching for Tele's or T Type axes. the 153 specs are Alder body, flame maple top(will contact them for more info there) maple or rosewood boards(I am leaning maple) 10.5 radius modern C shape neck, Bone nut and I noticed they changed pickups after April of 2016 from a stacked bridge to regular SC's but on the 4th position bridge and neck are in series. It may be moot if a pup upgrade would be on the table. At around 400 bucks this model is in line price wise with the CV Squires which I am also considering so an added plus would be if anyone has compared the MK to the CV's. It seems the MK "Patriot" series has been out for some time and received favorably for a LP style guitars. I'd appreciate any comments on these MK axes so far most say solidly built and neck, frets and nut done well. They are nice looking and that's a plus but am looking for something that will get played and not just looked at.