I'm a bassist who has recently begun playing more and more guitar. I am a tech and repair guy, I like to take pawn shop mutts and turn them into hot rods. So, the reason I'm here specifically is that I got my first tele about four years ago when my lifelong guitarist/songwriting partner died of cancer. He left me his mid-90's tele. it was 3ts, with a bigsby and Rio Grande Muy Grande pickups added. And also a tort PG. Well, me and my dead friend had been bigtime modders, so I took his tele and made it my own. I stripped it, removed the bigsby, filled all the holes, and rewired the harness, since years of cigarettes, beer, gigs, and sweat had filled the control cavity. I left all his finger funk on the neck. I painted it shell pink and it plays like a dream, like a guitar that has been through it. pics or it didn't happen. My My next project is a black on black squier pawn shop rescue with SD hot rails. It's actually my first matching headstock too. Anyways, love teles! I'll keep y'all up to date on the progress!