A week ago, I ordered a Vintera '50s Modified Telecaster from one of the big online retailers during an open-box special. They knocked $200 off the sticker, which got the guitar into what I consider the proper price range. (I assume these Vinteras are very popular because no one's discounting them and no one's offloading lightly-used ones.) Anyway, fast-forward to the end of the week of anxious waiting and today the package arrives. Only it's not the Modified model, it's the standard Vintera '50s. Very nice, but not what it was described as or what I paid for. And because it's an open-box item, there's no swapping it for the right one off the shelf. Total bummer. I suppose the silver lining is that after playing this one for a while (of course I played it!), I can see it's a nice instrument and I'd still like to have the Modified version, but I don't see any rationale for these being worth two of my Classic Vibes. I guess I'll just keep my $800 in the bank and my Classic Vibe near at hand, and wait for Vinteras to arrive on the used market before jumping into that water again. Not the happy NGD I was looking forward to.