So, I've been hunting a very ellusive unicorn here in my part of the world.. although its not that rare in the US, but the cost of shipping one to Australia is SOOOOO out of this world.. So the trade is my number 2.. all professionally set up, AV64 pickups.. Fende Japan 60's in Daphne Blue.. I've picked this from a bunch of 6 and its the closest, and on-par build quality with my number 1, AVRI 62.. same specs, except the U-neck.. VERY VERY dark rosewood board (this is part of my hesitation.. LOL).. to be fair, all 6 are very consistent (kudos to Fender Japan), I just picked this one as there's something about it when I A&B'ed it with my AVRI 62 in the shop.. plus the dark rosewood board I mentioned, and the unique color... my luthier did the set up on both specifically to play and feel the same.. and both does, and I wont be able to tell which from which IF they're both the same weight.. The AVRI62 is just lighter than this one, and the Japanese have a slightly thicker U neck... Frets dead level, crowned and dressed, bone nut cut correctly, Gotoh brass saddles upgrade, its a rocker and screaming telecaster, bad to the bone back up to my AVRi 62 I offered the seller my Fender Japan tele for this; Epiphone ES-295 - Korean Made, 2005, good as new.. I've been in love with the 295 since I saw it last year.. but its just soooo damn hard to find.. I cant afford a real Gibson 52, nor the Custom Shop reissues.. I'm having an anxiety as I love the Japan tele.. and I know I can buy the same model again, as it's fairly recent model from Fender.. (I actually want one in Black to Esquire), but I know, it might be harder to get the same feel even though I know Japanese quality is sooo consistent... I know these are material things. for some, these are just tools of the trade.. I know I shouldnt put any attachment on material things. but maaaaaan, I dont have the cash, and Im not sure if I have another chance in getting this ES-295 again.. I hear two things in my head, yes and no.. if the seller says yes, I'm like, okay, lets proceed, if no, I'll also be relieved, but sad, but relieved.. damn, I wish Im rich!