OK, thanks guys, it's all your fault. If I hadn't been reading all the great posts with mostly positive things to say about them, I probably would never even considered ordering one. I haven't had a red Tele for a few years now and kind of miss that one. I saw them on sale again at MF and ordered one. They currently are out of stock but expect to ship on the 14th. I have three American Teles and don't really need another and this is not helping with my thinning the herd process. I ordered it for something to possibly mod, we will wait and see what happens when it arrives. i might just let it stock. I'm already thinking of replacement neck and pickups. we shall see, till then let the waiting begin.