Pleasantly surprised with the new Performer Tele. I had an American Special in the past and something didn't sit right with it, mostly the pickups. I've been going through my guitars a lot recently finding what I really like and don't like and wanted to give the Performer a try since even the color looked interesting and the pickups were new to it. I really grew to like it quickly. I've come to just feel comfortable with the modern C 9.5 and larger frets. Even have been using 9's on the guitars lately. Odd thing with this color is it changes pretty radically in different light. Daylight it almost looks peach and inside it's a light yellow. Not sure if that was intended but interesting. I do like the pickups a lot. They seem to be a little more middle of the road without getting too ice pick sounding or muffled. There just seems to be a nice balance and fullness with some grit. The guitar came in a little heavier at 8 lbs but that doesn't seem to bother me much anymore. I do have an older squire from '83 that I played a lot. This one just feels like it fits me better. Workmanship overall looks very good which is nice to see. I don't think any pickups come close to my Custom Shop '53 Tele but this one fits me better for playability. Nice surprise!