I´m new to the forum so I just want to say hello to you. I bougt my first Telecaster back in 1979, before that I had a Japancopy of a sunburst Strat. The reason I wanted a Tele was that my favorite band Status Quo played on Teles so therefore I wanted one for myself and my bandmate at the time also bought a (brand new white with black pickguard 1979 ) Tele. There was no internet back in the day but I heard that older Teles should be better than the new ones so I tried to find an older one so I ended up with the 12 year old 67 at the same price as the new 79s, don´t remember but auround 250 dollars was the price. Fast forward I still have the 67 and I never going to sell it. It had a repaint in black and a Dimarzo humbucker other from that it was all original, the first picture is from 1979 when I just had bought it. This year I bought a 1974 Telecaster Custom, well worn but still playable, original apart from a Seymor Duncan and a few other replaced parts.