Greetings. I have had a white AVRI '64 for some years now and really love the guitar. Plays and sounds great and does pretty much everything I wanted and expected it to. As a backup, and because I've always wanted a good black Telecaster, I am trying to find the best approximation I can within a reasonable budget. By reasonable, I mean for about $1000, including a few mods. Of course I realize I may not get ALL THE WAY there, but I was thinking of picking up one of the MIM 60s models from the Classic Series and swapping out the pickups for some more like those in the AVRI. Has anyone tried anything similar? I've read some good reviews of those guitars, but am curious what folks here think of them. Sadly, I don't live anywhere near a store where I could try one out, so I would be doing this with a bit of faith and hope for a good outcome. Thanks for any input.