New to the forum but have been reading posts for a while. Great source of info for everything Tele. I am looking to buy a good Tele for my 17 year old son. He has a Squire Affinity tele now and it was great for him to learn on, but he needs a much better tele now. He primarily plays country music, loves the country twang. He also plays some classic and contemporary rock, but he is 90% country. He has picked up the guitar incredibly fast and has a real knack for learning new songs, can pick up a new song and play it within an hour of two of practicing it. There are 2 particular Tele's he looking at. He loves the Hot Rod 50's Relcaimed Redwood, with the Wide Range Humbucker in the neck and Custom Shop vintage single coil in the bridge. He has been talking about this guitar for a while now, ever since he seen Luke Combs guitar player playing one at a concert. LE03274-1.jpg The second one is one he recently found and is also interested in that one. It ia a 52 Roasted Ash Tele, with American Vintage 52 Single Coil pickups. V1737222-1.jpg He likes the look of both of them. They are both unique, and rare and he likes that aspect of them. There are none in our area for him to try out so we would have to order them online. So I am looking for your help. I am wondering if anyone has either of these and can let me know your impressions of them. Did they live up to your expectations? Are you still happy that you purchased it? Still playing it or is it tucked away? Also, Id like opinions on which one will suit his playing style better, which is primarily country, with a bit of classic and contemporary rock (Counting Crows, etc), given the different pickup configurations and the types of pickups in both.