I tried to find my NGD thread, but it's so far back I figured I may as well start a fresh one. I bought my 50s Classic Lacquer finished Tele used about 18 months ago, barely 6 months old and like new complete with various accesories (iRig adaptor, Boss tuner pedal & small Orange Crush 12 watt practice amp), all for less than the new price of the poly version. I already had a cheap Squier Affinity that I'd put Fender OV pick ups in, so I've since swapped them into the 50sC (I found the standard bridge one OK, but the neck was too dull sounding for my liking). The OVs have a clearer neck tone and the bridge is nice and twangy too. That was about a year ago, so I'm well used to those OVs in it now... Last week I finally got round to ordering a set of compensated brass saddles to try. Not that I really had a problem with intonation with the standard steel barrel ones, but figured that I might as well give brass ones a try and compensated ones weren't really much dearer. I fitted the saddles yesterday, but unfortunately I'd run out of Fender 'bullet' end strings so I fitted EB Super Slinkies (4th finger troubles mean I need a lighter gauge thesedays), so I'm not sure how much these affect things. I had to back off the truss rod a touch, then spend a fair while adjusting the action and then rechecking the intonation. Might just need a further tweak of the action as things settle down, but pretty much there now. I sorted out a poor earth to the bridge while I was at it (caused when I changed to the OVs so my fault rather than Fenders). Acoustically the tone does seem slightly mellower, but could in part be the strings/placebo. I also got a B stock Orange Tiny Terror delivered yesterday, which sounds quite different to my Vox NT15G2 and Marshall JMP1-H heads through the same 1x12 Greenback cab. Need to have another play through the Vox as I'm more used to the tone of the Tele through this to try tell if it sounds different to before, but if nothing else the saddles mean the tuning/intonation will be spot on. I think that's pretty much it now for the 50s Classic. I'd prefer a bit less lacquer on the fingerboard/around the frets, but it would be a major job to have the frets removed, sanded down/thin coat of lacquer and then refretted, so I'll live with it. I'm so used to 7.25" radius and 'vintage' frets since my JV Strat has the same and I've owned that 34 years now... At the new price it's a cracking guitar, but for what I paid it's a steal. I'd had the OVs for so long that the upgrade cost of them (under £90 from what I remember) is long gone and the saddles were only £12 with delivery, so cheap upgrades really. I'm left with a brilliant Telecaster that hasn't cost a King's ransom and of course these mods can be reversed if required.