Many of us have a number of Teles... some of which have risen to become our top favorites. I really enjoy each and every Tele that I have, but these two American Standard Teles, which I've modified, are my top choices... in part due to the neck pickups I've installed in them. I have a lot of different neck pickups in my Teles - each one has something different. And while I very much love the tones from some traditional Tele neck pickups (Twang King neck pickup is one of them), I am really loving these hum-free options, first and foremost for how they sound... and being noise-free is just sweet frosting on the cake. 2012 American Standard in Mystic Red finish with 2017 American Professional rosewood neck, and Antiquity II Mini Humbucker neck pickup. and 2013 American Standard in Jade Pearl finish with 2018 American Professional rosewood neck, and Cavalier Firebird neck pickup. These neck pickups sound quite similar. Both are full-bodied, rich, clear, articulate, detailed and sparkly bright - exactly what I prefer in a neck pickup. They bring together what I love about single coil pickups and what I love about humbuckers - nicely blended into one sweet pickup. The contoured back on the 2012-2013-era American Standards is something else that I love about these guitars. Lastly, Mystic Red is my favorite Fender red color and Jade Pearl is my favorite Fender green color. Thus... two of my most favorite Fender Teles!