I've been playing Fender guitars since the early 1960s. Yes, I was the lucky guy whose parents owned a music store and was able to take my pick. When Vox (Jennings) lost the Fender franchise to Selmer, they sold their stock of Fender guitars off cheap. I got a Jaguar, being the top of the range in those days, but I did later have a Stratocaster and Telecaster. Wish I still had them! I bought a new Strat in 1983, which I still have in mint condition. Telecasters are a newer obsession. A couple of years ago, I built three - from parts scavenged off eBay and some new Fender parts. I also bought a new, expensive '52 reissue, which must be my favourite guitar ever. It cost over £1500 in the UK, but it is just wonderful. Light, with a woody tone. I cheekily added a four-way switch to give me the series option and I use this more than any other. Another, has a five-way switch, giving a nasal 'phased' option that I use for some vintage blues numbers. Love Telecasters more than anything!