I don't want to get people worked up about politics so I won't use this thread to clear up my reasons but I'm boycotting Gibson and its subsidiaries. Also I really love Fender vintage fret wire. I've had it Japanese Mexican and American and it makes a world of difference in my joy. Recently acquired an okay 335 copy. It's weight is wonderful (light). It's pickups are surprisingly creamy. Everything else is junky. I could refret? Hardware upgrades are easy. It's action is sweet but compared to my 58 AVRI tele it hurts my hands. I think it's the frets. So who does sweet vintage style frets besides Fender? What are Heritage, Gretsch, Eastman frets like? Budget is maybe over 1000. Nothing too boutiqey. I doubt I'll love it as much as my tele, but a nicer 335 style guitar would totally fit in.