I was offered a trade for my MIJ 50's Hot Rod REissue Strat for a 2005 Lite Ash Tele. They looks like they are same in used sold values. Anyone play one of these and can comment on the quality? It has a Birds Eye maple neck. Upgraded compensated barrel saddles, cts pots, orange drop cap and shielded cavities which are all a plus. I am more concerned with the quality and feel of the neck. How are the stock Duncan Alnico II pickups?