I started a thread yesterday about my hunt for a new Tele, and I've begun to narrow things down a bit. Wondering if anyone with experience with one or more of the below could help me out a little bit with their thoughts. To let you know what I'm looking for: budget is around $2k-$3k though that high end is really only for if I see something I absolutely have to have, ideally would like to stay at $2,500 or under, 9.5" radius with C shape neck, rosewood board, ideally has warmer/mellow pickups that aren't too hot, and overall something that'll be a lifetime guitar that'll be doing everything from being a practice to gigging guitar. Aesthetically I'm going between a few finishes but there's something about a blonde guitar with a rosewood board. Surf green is really nice too. I like the idea of a slightly relic guitar, especially with a nicely finished broken in neck, but it's not a necessity by any means. So here are the teles I'm considering: 1. Fender AVRI '62 Limited Edition (Dave's Guitar Shop) - Leaning toward this one right now - beautiful blonde finish and has all the main specs I'm looking for. Main con on this is that I would likely want to swap out the CS Texas Specials - haven't played the CS version but the regular ones are pretty hot. https://reverb.com/item/28161245-fe...erican-1962-reissue-telecaster-vintage-blonde 2. Fender AV Thin Skin '64 (Wildwood) - Close second to the above right now, same idea in that spec wise it fits what I want and the nice vintage white finish looks great, but I would want to swap out the Twisted Tele pups. https://reverb.com/item/29031676-fender-american-vintage-thin-skin-1964-telecaster 3. Here's the outlier: K-Line Truxton - I played one of these a few years back and thought it felt and played really nice. The pickups in it were Lollar's I believe as I think that was back before Chris was winding his own pickups for his guitars, so not sure how his signature pups sound. I'd never make a guitar purchase decision based solely on the resale value of a guitar either, but it is something I am thinking about a little bit with this knowing I'd probably lose more money and it would take longer to sell if I didn't bond with it. But there's a really beautiful surf green Truxton on Reverb right now... https://reverb.com/item/33192851-k-line-truxton-white-guard-tele-style-electric-guitar-in-surf-green Any thoughts? Anything else I should consider? I know it's all subjective and ideally I'd be able to play all three but that's just not realistic given each guitar is specific to a shop and all are in different states.