A few of you may remember i wanted a one off made. My local shop ordered it via email and faxes to Fender. I was kept up to date by the customs shop offering advice and asking if i wanted any changes made along the build. Got a call from the shop this morning saying it's arrived but there was a problem. I rushed to the shop asap only to be greeted with unhappy face's. They brought out the case with what looks like some had used it for chop axe practice and the velvet type lining slashed.They told me it had been inspected by customs though oh well it's only the case but no, Customs had totally wreaked the guitar. The fret board was half ripped off, electrics ripped out and 3 holes drilled in the back. You can even see where the drill bit had slipped. I was nearly crying seeing this gorgeous master piece in parts. I wanted a nice custom shop fender not a DIY kit. The Shop had emailed earlier Fender stating what had happened and their reply was that they were very sorry what had happened but pointed out they can not control what the customs have done but found it very suspicious this had been done as the export paperwork was filled in correctly and it was being sent to one of they authorised dealers. I do not blame Fender at all as once in the postal system they have no control. Fender offered to make another for me but i would be looking after Christmas now. The shop are now putting a claim though to the customs. I was really looking to play this Tele.