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.
It was at Denver's airport many years ago. All I remember is that everything else had to shut down while it was landing and taking off. Also, it was parked far away from the terminal for a couple days which made it easy to see on the horizon as you drove to the airport. Huge is too small of a word.
Ages ago I played a '76 at Rumble Seat that had a huuuge gap yet it was a great guitar. Very light and resonant. I should have bought it but I couldn't get over its stripped finish. Shouldawouldacoulda.