So I recently got a Tele that was advertised as AV (the mid 2012, updated ones) and I couldn’t figure out why the neck position sounded so weird! Joined this forum and thanks to you great guys I found out it’s actually an AVRI (see my AVataR), with the vintage wiring. Had it changed to the modern wiring and it seems like that beautiful, throaty “cry” is not as pronounced as before. Then I recalled reading some comments somewhere about the vintage wiring tone being better (other than the Dead Zone). It sounds like a more modern Tele now, I’d say. I thought “modern wiring” referred to the wiring, not that the tone itself would sound more modern. Am I imagining this or is it true? If true, I’m kind of disappointed, although I do like having the traditional middle position sound! Thanks.