Greetings to all you Fender aficionados, I've lurked for a long time, admiring a lot of beautiful guitars and soaking up as much information as possible along the way. My humble little story begins in a small hole in the wall music store in Miami. It was the summer of 1995 and I had been saving every penny along the way, dreaming of my very own Fender Stratocaster, up until that time I was cutting my teeth on a Peavey Predator. I still remember vividly when my parents told me they were proud of my determination to own a better guitar and as a birthday gift they were putting up the rest of the money so I could get my guitar out of lay-away. I still have her, a 1995 American Standard Sunbursted Strat. From that moment on I was hooked, long nights writing, day long jams, gigs upon gigs, even played on a yacht with her in a boat parade. Along the way I've picked up a few more Strats, a couple of offsets and even a Ibanez RG or two, but nowadays I'm more of a bedroom player but I still find time several times a week to pick up an axe and jam a bit. So, this brings us up to date, yesterday I became the proud owner of my first Telecaster, starting out small for now but I plan on stepping up in the future. Here are some quick pics I took this morning, to be honest with you guys all these years playing Strats I never gave Teles a chance. I feel so foolish for not picking one up sooner but I guess better late than never. A nice big ding on the upper bout but that doesn't really matter to me, also, the previous owner installed a dual rails type of pickup, sounds alright but we'll see.