I found one for under forty dollars used. Re-wired it, new jack plate, set of Lollars later and it sounds better than my 68 tele did! It resonates like CRAZY! Sanded down the fret edges, put on some 11s too. The finish is super thin... which is an the hallmark of some really high-end guitars. Thinner body? Who cares? It's alder right? The tuners work great. Teles are hunks of wood. it has no idea it's cheap. And really it's all about set up anyway. A GREAT DEAL IN TELES!