Hi all, Just closed the deal on a 1957/1955 hybrid telecaster and thought I'd share, and also see if I can get some advice on the neck pickup. The rundown is: 1957 body, original finish, but with some obvious modification (maybe a b bender?) covered up by a metal plate. Original bridge and bridge pickup, original wiring with dark circuit bypassed, and an old black-bobbin neck pickup (will get to this later). Neck is a 1955 with a bit of overspray and a mix of original and replacement klusons. Here are some pics: I don't have the money for a pristine collector's tele, so this is a perfect fit for me. It plays great, has mojo in spades, and sounds amazing, especially that bridge pu! The biggest question I have right now is what the neck pickup is. The seller has told me he thinks it is a replacement, maybe a 60's Fender pu. I haven't had time to take pictures of it yet, but will do so and update the thread later tonight. It definitely looks old and has a black bobbin. I've been searching the web for a way to date vintage telecaster neck pickups, but am not finding much out there. If anyone has any advice or knowledge/helpful links, I'd really appreciate it! Again, will post pictures tonight to help illustrate the issue. Thanks!