Got my new tele a couple of weeks ago. It’s the Fender Parallel Universe Deluxe Tele Thinline. My personal opinion on this model was that since they were obviously going for a Tele/Gretsch hybrid it should have come with a factory installed Bigsby. Anyhow, I added the Bigsby and upgraded it with the Callaham string shaft, roller bridge, and also I got the Callaham Bigsby bridge too. I thought about using a vibramate but I know I’m always going to keep this guitar so I just mounted the Bigsby directly to the body. My thoughts on this guitar: It plays great. The neck is really super nice. It’s kinda chunky but not overly big. The action and playability with the narrow and tall frets lets me really get around on the neck. The neck isn’t sticky either. It has a satin finish on the back. I love how my hand glides on the neck. Changing out the original bridge for the Bigsby changed the sound a lot but actually for the better. The reason I say that is because this guitar was overly bright and it has no tone control. Yeah, no tone control. Instead of a tone control it uses what they called a bass roll off. I don’t know if I’d really call it a bass roll off because it really does nothing from 0 - 8 and then adds almost like a boost which fattens up the tone from 8 - 10. Personally, I really wish Fender would have left the traditional tone knob because there is no way to darken the sound and these pickups are just overly bright in this guitar. The Bigsby and bridge swap dramatically tamed the brightness of these pickups and made it more tolerable. Still, I miss not having a tone knob. These TV Jones Classic pickups are just what I wanted and I LOVE them. My only gripe, as previously mentioned, is the lack of a tone knob. The bridge pickup is perfect but I would love to be able to darken the neck pickup just a wee bit for some jazz tones when desired. Can you tell that the lack of a tone knob pisses me off? Right now there’s a little bit of hang up on the saddles when using the Bigsby which is causing it not to return to pitch. The bridge saddles are compensated and notched and the string winding is catching in the grooves. I’m hopeful that this will correct itself with use but for now it’s quite annoying. I’ve had 3 other Bigsby guitars and this is the first time I’ve encountered the strings catching on the saddles. Oh, and I changed the Bigsby spring out with a soft touch spring sold by Reverend guitars. The spring change makes the b5 Bigsby feel much more like the Bigsby model on my archtop. So overall I love this guitar. It’s kind of gaudy but not ridiculously so. My wife thinks it’s ugly because it’s orange. She’s an Aggie and aggies generally hate orange by default. But, she says it’s ok if it makes me happy. And it does make me happy.