First of all let me say that I love all my Fender telecasters, from those Custom Shop versions to a really amazing Muddy Waters MiM tele that I like very much. I also am a big fan of Esquires too. No problems here. I just love 'em all, and yes, some more than others. OK, I also own other tele type guitars including a gem by Tom Anderson, a gorgeous Ron Kirn tele, and a top of the line G&L Asat. Without doubt, all great guitars - otherwise they would be long gone by now. I love them too! Every one a keeper. I do however have one guitar that I seem to pick up each morning as I crawl out of my bed. One that I noodle on before I even have a coffee, and that somehow I am subconsciously attracted to whenever I randomly pick up a guitar. Perhaps it's because I am not too worried about damaging it, perhaps not. It's just that I like this guitar so much ...... it literally gives me the goose bumps. I think it's perhaps what I always imagined a guitar - any guitar - ought to look like, in my pre GAS days. What is it you may well ask? It is an MJT bodied blackguard with an Allparts neck. It has a RW fingerboard along with Made in Canada 'Pickup Wizard' broadcaster style pickups. It also has a 1957 bridge plate installed Yes, it is kinda special. I did trade an early sixties Gibson steel guitar to get it, a couple of years back ..... but what to say .... here it is. Do any other 'tele' fans out there have a guitar that just doesn't happen to have been made by either Fender or Squire, that they have a soft spot for?? Please share.