My Tidepool Player Tele arrived a couple of weeks ago, which prompted me to join TDPRI. In that short time, I've used it in a production (https://www.tdpri.com/threads/whiskey-in-the-jar-irish-traditional.980870/) and now I've completed the few mods that I wanted to make. 1. Upgrade the strings to 10s 2. Switch the string-tree for the no-friction variety 3. Install Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups And now it is perfect. There is nothing more that I would do to it. The stock pickups were great but very noisy through the gain channel and I want to use this tele for some 1970s British Punk goodness as well as Twanging. The Vintage Noiseless pickups are of course twangy - but very dynamic. Hit the string hard and it produces a Quack that Donald Duck would be proud of. Including all the extras, this Tele has cost me £650, that's half the price of the American Professional. Incredible value all round.