hey everyone, Soon I plan on getting my first Telecaster, have been planning on a 52 reissue to pair with my AVri57 Strat for years now. I have never bought a guitar online, It has always been important to me that I play it first. When I got my 57 Strat years ago I played probably eight other Strats before I found what I was looking for. For the 52 tele I know all the specs I want and have it narrowed down much further. I could get one on Reverb or something but I’m concerned about worn frets or getting one that just doesn’t have the the life in it. It is important to me to see how a guitar rings unplugged and such. Long story short I can buy online blind or I can travel three hours to New York City and see if the bigger stores there have any 52 Teles. Basically going to New York would be pointless unless there is at least two 52 Teles that I can compared against each other. What is your experience buying online? I have never owned a telecaster and if i get one online I won’t have the experience of knowing how mine is compared to others of the same model.