I got a 2016 American Professional Telecaster in Butterscotch Blonde 2 weeks ago and have come down the initial cupcake phase to look at it conclusively. I will start this out by saying i am a tele guy, die hard. I have had a bunch of mexi teles, american standards, Suhr, and MJT variants. THE PROS: The American Professional has what i consider the perfect neck profile. not too thick but definitely not thin. I love the shoulders and the leverage i can get for bending. the tall narrow frets allow you to feel JUST enough fretboard to satisfy you as you play. the weight is very reasonable at 7.4lbs. the fretwork is perfect, and every other detail as well. i love the molded case too. This is probably the best telecaster ive played or owned. It resonates and sustains for days. I can say for sure this is never leaving my herd. its pretty much spot on with the specs i prefer. THE CONS: the body is made out of 3 pieces. they are very pretty pieces of ash but this is still a negative in my mind. for this price id expect a 1 or 2 piece. My american standard ash from 2011 is 1 piece. (EDITED* i was wrong. lol) Also the pickups... the bridge pickup sounds great. thick. however, it does not balance very well with the weaker sounding neck pickup. And both sound a bit sterile. also in general the BSB finishes seem a little too orange for me. this one does not, thankfully but i thought id mention that. Pickups can be changed no problem and are in the process of being changed. just waiting on the new ones to arrive! so all in all, i am VERY impressed. id give it a 9.5/10.