Long time reader of this forum and finally have my first Telecaster. I've been searching for a vintage style Tele for a while now and struggled to find something that felt good for a reasonable price. Ideally, I wanted (and still want) a 60's blonde with a rosewood neck, but just can't justify the 64 AVRI right now. This forum has really helped me research and narrow down the choices; I just struggle to find anything in my area to try. I was traveling in New England recently and I dropped into a Guitar Center to kill some time before an appointment. In the used section was a beautiful 50's style blonde Tele with a nice amber maple board. The ticket read "2006 Standard Butterscotch Tele" and was priced pretty low. After looking the guitar over, I realized it was a Baja Tele. The white pickguard and darker neck threw me off since all of the Baja's I've seen were butterscotch and had a very pale neck. It must be the Desert Sand but has yellowed to look more like an aged blonde. I never bonded with any new Baja's I've played in the store, but this one just felt great. Needless to say, I snatched it quickly and flew her home. I Didn't think I would like a gloss neck, but this feels really nice.