A Rouge Tele I got 15 yrs ago, was my first dip in the Teleish waters. I think I paid $90 for it used w a gig bag. I always liked the neck, tho its certainly nothing special. It's a toploader, was creme with a b/w/b guard, and pretty generic and somewhat microphonic cheap tele pickups. Over the yrs I put on some better tuners and reshaped the headstock a bit. Last week I painted it pink Krylon, and put on a new bridge and GFS lipstick tube pickups. A different sound for sure. Extremely twangy with a nice bark-like growl with the Bassman cranked to light breakup. I have no idea what I'll use it for, but it sounds pretty darn good clean up to mild breakup thru the Bassman, esp with open cowboy chords a jangling. I may raise the action and try some slide on it. Definately think some Surf will sound good with some reverb, plan to pick up an FRV 1 for the Bassman anyway. I accidently sanded thru the thin Krylon at the belly cut, but decided to leave it for historical purposes . Heres a closer look at the bridge and pickups. The Wilkerson plate lined up perfectly with the old outside holes, but wasnt quite long enough, hence the small gap.