OK, so I've had my $70 Tele type for a while. Decided to do a couple things to it so just passing along info: -The bridge was not grounded. Did that. -I replaced the bridge segments with Fender sinter cast satin ones. Nothing wrong with the function of the old ones which were chrome, but they were a little rough around the edges, I like the sinter cast ones and they are cheap. -The pickups are ceramic. Surprisingly I like the tone.... but I haven't played a gig with them and dont know that I will really.. -I really like the neck shape, not thin, not thick, almost a very soft V near the nut end. -The "Indio" logo is just thin paint and comes right off with some Goof Off. Headstock is now bare. -The finish on the neck is not super thick and shiny. Definitely not thick like an SX etc. -The neck is 2.25 at the heel, unlike Fender, Squire etc which are 2.19. So if you would want to change necks, you'd have to live with the gap. -The ferrules fell out when I removed the strings! I epoxied them in place. -The body seems to be Poplar... my best guess. Doesn't appear to be Basswood. -The tuners are the same common ones used on many Asian import cheap guitars including Squier. -The frets are quite well done but they are vintage style small frets. -The pots are mini's, quite smooth and work well. For how long I'm unsure!