> what's different about a Nocaster other than the missing 'Telecaster' decal on the headstock? Ha ha, that's easy-- I also have a CS '52 Tele relic-- THE NECK. According to some old timers, the early tele necks actually felt much more like the AVRI and more recent '52 reissues, with only an odd one having the 1" thickness of the Nocaster. I use the tele when switching off with a strat as the neck profile is similar enough. I play my Nocasters when that is all I'm playing.