I recently picked up an American Original 60s telecaster neck for a project I was putting together. It seems like the quality in every aspect isn't nearly as good as the American Vintage Reissues I own. I own 2 AVRI 52 telecasters, both are amazing guitars. The original 60s neck is nice and all but it has barely any grain to the maple, has small lacquer imperfections, the rosewood cap Is ok I suppose. Is this the case these days? Why did they phase the AVRIs out? Does anyone have any opinions on the original series?