There are so many "Hundred Buck Tele Clones" out there nowadays it is easy to forget some of the pioneers in "Chinese Made Bargains". Forget Chenders and Chibsons...instead...give a look at SX and Hadean from Rondo Music Online. They were one of the first (if not THE first) budget clone manufacturers. They still have product to offer. In fact, some of the Hadeans seem to be just re-branded SX models. Same specs and electronics but maybe basswood bodies instead of alder bodies. Still these are brands to consider if you want a "cheap" (or rather inexpensive "tele clone") to mod or use for low end gigs at dives and bars. SX and Hadean seem to have a more "correct" body shape and spec layout than Xaviere (another good budget brand) or some of the late comers. They do have a rather flat 13.7" radius but if I recall they were very playable. I just popped for a $105 Hadean with double bound body and candy apple red finish with an aged maple neck. Looks cool. It will arrive in a few days and I will post an update.