I bought a Player series Tele with the bent steel saddles a few months ago shortly after they were announced. Being an Epiphone Les Paul guy, this was my first venture with a Fender. After reading about the saddle issue on this forum I took the Tele to Campbell's Morrell Music in Johnson City, TN to see about getting the saddles replaced under warranty. It wasn't that simple, it was determined that the entire guitar had to be replaced. The replacement came about a week ago & I'm still trying to get used to it. The first guitar didn't sound all that great but for some reason this one sounds a lot better. There was an issue with the 6E string intonation being sharp at the 12th fret & I managed to get that sorted out. This evening I was taking a close look at the bridge and noticed that the D, B, G, & E strings weren't centered over the bridge P U pole pieces. Is seems that whoever set the saddle height at the factory only used one screw to set the height causing the saddles to lean toward one side. Once I leveled up the saddles the strings centered up where they belong. Fender recommends 4/64" (1/16") height at the 17th fret so I used a 1/16" hex key as a guage to get there. The guitar sounds good but I'm not crazy about the single coil sound. As far as Tele twang goes, I'm not hearing it . I didn't hear it in the first one either. I'll give it a chance but I'm already thinking about a PU change out to DiMarzio Area T neck and Chopper T bridge pick ups which are really humbuckers squeezed down to single coil size. Or maybe I convert it to an Esquire. We'll see.