Okay, I'm new to this forum, so Hi, fellow tele-heads Anyway, about 6 weeks ago I bought my first real tele, a Baja Classic Player. I love it, it sounds fantastic, and if I didn't have damned RSI I'd play it non-stop. However, I'm pretty sure the ferrules are drilled about 3 mm off centre. I know that sounds like a lot, but I'm not joking. The bridge has been fitted to line up with the holes, so that it's off centre, too. The problem is that, when the strings line up "naturally" with the saddles, they're off to one side, and the bottom E can slip off the fretboard when you hit it. To compensate for this I attacked the bridge saddles (they're the 3 brass kind) with a little rat-tail file, to get the strings to sit where they need to. After some trial and error they are all filed to hell, but I can replace them cheaply enough. Which is fine - except now it just looks plain wrong. The strings come up through the holes and then have to lie at an ugly angle in order to sit on the bridge saddles in the right place. What I'd like to know is, is this a standard thing with teles, and you just have to work with it and get used to it, or is my guitar a factory runt that I need to take back to the shop and get exchanged? If lots of teles are like this then I can live with it, but if I ever want to sell it, I can imagine that people won't want something that's so off-centre. Thanks in advance for any replies.