I was recently given an MIJ Tele Custom. Double-bound, sunburst, just like in the above photos. It has good pickups but a low quality switch and low quality tone/volume pots. Yes, it makes a difference but is an easy fix.
Mine, also, does not say "Custom Telecaster" on the headstock, just...
I visit the Wildwood web site often which may be why I'm not enthusiastic about CS Fenders or Gibsons. They literally have hundreds (or more) in stock. Why pay a premium for something that's mass produced?
There's no doubt they will sound and play great but so can most any non CS guitar.