Hi, Unfortunately for my wallet, I have decided that I need (not want, but need) a Tele. In terms of electrics, I am a late convert to Fenders; until about 5 years ago I only had my beloved LP, and several other Epis. But since that time I have owned 5 Strats (still have 3), and now I need a Tele. Even though I prefer a humbucker sound, I play my Strats mostly these days (but trying to get as thick a sound as possible). Here are my requirements for a Tele: 1. Either 9.5” or 12” Fretboard radius (or anything in between) 2. Vintage Noiseless Pick Ups, or low noise (OR the ability to swap-out and replace with VN’s) 3. USD $1000 4. That ‘Classic’ Tele sound, but not so thin that it is painful when it snarls (on the bridge pick up) Preferences (but not absolutely essential): 5. Locking Tuners 6. Many tonal options (e.g., S1 switch, 4 or 5 way switching) AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT COMPROMISE that Classic Tele sound. 7. Colour (blonde, natural, red, black, two tone) 8. 22 Frets Teles I Have Been Considering: · Fender Deluxe Nashville Telecaster – The ‘Winner’ on paper, but from what I have heard in demos online, I have not really heard that Classic Tele tone – but I could be wrong] · Fender FSR Deluxe Telecaster [I would have to change out the PU’s] · Fender Vintera 60s Telecaster Modified [I would have to change out the PU’s] · Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster · Fender Vintera 50s Telecaster Modified [I would have to change out the PU’s] · Fender Player Telecaster [Change the PU’s] If I am wrong thinking that the Deluxe Nashville Deluxe does not sound enough like a classic Tele, then I will go for the Nashville Deluxe. I would appreciate any help you guys can give me. Thanks.