Hello! Been reading these forums for way to long without registering and contributing to the community. Today it's time for me to jump in and potentially help others avoid a mistake that I just made. Like many people here, I became convinced that I needed a Baja tele, and like most have experienced, they are virtually impossible to find locally either new or used. If you're like me that leaves two options 1) Wait forever hoping one pops up on CL, or 2) buy sight unseen online...patience has never been a virtue of mine . I pulled the trigger on a Baja in "excellent" condition on the bay. The guitar showed up with all the case candy, original Fender gig back, everything was perfect...until I touch the guitar. The guitar does look brand new however, the frets are worst I've seen on any guitar. Not only are there several high frets, I've never experienced fret sprout that can actually cut your hand. All the hard ware was lose, pick guard warped...seriously disappointed. Things went from bad to worse when I plugged it in. This particular guitar has the grounding buzz, not 60 cycle hum, issue that seems pretty common. Touch the control plate, the bridge etc and the hum quiets down...the more surface area the quieter it gets. Compared to other guitars I have, specifically comparing to a MIM Blacktop Jazzmaster the fit & finish on this Baja is horrible at best. Long story short, think twice before purchasing a guitar sight unseen. Spare yourself the disappointment and hassle dealing with something that won't meet your expectations. For me, I will never buy another guitar without playing it first. If you're on the fence about a Baja or any other guitar, take a lesson from me, be patient...you'll end up saving money & time in the long run. Hope this helps others avoid the mistake I made & now that I have a tele I'm excited to start contributing rather than lurking.