Are you sure those are vintage frets? They look like med/jumbo...at least in the photos. Give it a set up. 12 years old, it's either been setup for it's previous owner, or sat in the case for a long time. I'd play with the pickup heights first since you like the sound of your other Teles better. That might solve that problem. If it's been sitting in a case and largely unplayed, your other Teles will feel nicer since you've broken them in.