Scored this made in India Squier VM SSH Tele today at the GC just opened here in town...noodled and riffed on it through an Egnater Rebel-30 for about 30 minutes and knew that this baby HAD to come home. Got home and played for another 90 minutes. I know the purists might say that it's not quite Tele enough, and they're probably right. I was fully prepared to hate the stacked Duncan-designed humbuckers in the bridge and middle, but I actually love the sounds I can get from this thing, both through the Egnater in the store and once I got it home through my RP1000 and studio monitors. Bridge is lacking something clean, but from overdrive to distortion, it sounds fierce. Middle is the opposite, but clean, my low-rent Nile Rodgers shines through. I'd noodled around on guitars with mini-hums before, including a Epi Nighthawk Reissue that sounded plain anemic, but this...whoa!!!! I cannot say this about any other guitar I've ever played: If the thing is in tune, you can't get a bad sound out of the neck mini-humbucker! The 2nd and 4th positions are pretty tasty too! When I pulled it down from the rack, I was envisioning a bunch of mods; brass saddles (nope; this thing is bright enough as it is!), maybe some new tuners (why would I do that without knowing whether it stays in tune or not), new pickups (without having heard the thing, at that point)...None of those will be happening. I may figure out a way to add the Fender mid-boost circuit, because I spent about 40 minutes trying to find a bad sound on a FSR tele with that feature, and had no success. Anyway, after years of lurking, I finally own a Telecaster, and I couldn't be happier.