Hi - I'm a long time lurker. Over the years, I've owned 8 other Teles, but this is the one for me. I've had it for ~20 years. Stripped way before my ownership - some of the beating is from me, but it's never been a beauty queen. I'm an Aussie (Sydney), living San Diego after many years in Seattle. Currently with a Callahan Bridge and a Lollar Special bridge pickup (the original is way microphonic). Cheers & stay safe!