after all these years i finally own a tele. went looking for a white 89 american standard to go with my 89 strat, but, instead ended up with a 2012 american vintage. fantastic guitar! plays so easily. i was worried about the neck being too much for my small hands but no, it is great! also, from this site, i was able to set up the intonation spot on! thanks!!!!! i've already swapped out the one ply white guard for a 3 ply white guard. it needs a little aging to go with the guitar but otherwise i think it looks great, especially, next to my strat. here are some pics: one with the old guard, one with the new guard and one with its cousin, my strat! play music!