I have owned a couple 8502 Teles as well as a Danocaster, but sold all 3. (Wish I'd held onto the Danocaster a bit longer as I'd have doubled my money). Anyway, I had come to a roadblock recently on electric music altogether; I reduced my herd to a 1965 Vibro Champ and my brother's old Kent 740 that I inherited. The Kent is fine, but my brother passed far too early and I have a tough time even picking it up anymore. So I actually listed the VC and Kent. My wife told me I was crazy about the VC, and not to give up on it so quickly. Wife advised AGAINST selling - can you imagine? She's the best. For the record, I do not gig or really play out much at all - it's generally a home-player's hobby. So I decided to consider a guitar that inspires me to play electric more. Enter my search: I'd love to buy a nice, mostly original pre-74 Tele. Lighter-weight, reasonably priced, non-refin. My searches on Reverb reveal a lot of dreamers. Sure, a 1974 Tele is worth $6k, right? Where might you all suggest I look to find something worthwhile? Of course, I'd love a 68 maple cap, but don't think many will show up at a good price.