So I had managed to collect 6 Mexican Fenders, a combination of Strats and Teles, and decided it was time to "move up" to an American. I was looking for a good used American Standard with little to no fret wear. I wasn't having any luck finding one in a color I wanted in the condition I wanted, and then saw that one of my local guitar stores had these AmProII's on Black Friday sale. I got a sweet deal that approached what used ones in mint condition were selling for, so I jumped on it. I was a little hesitant about the Deep C neck, but found that they varied a good bit between guitars, and this one is not that deep at all. And it is butter smooth. It is also my first Tele with a rosewood board, but I thought it just looked right with the 3-tone sunburst and tortoise pickguard. I haven't gotten to play it much yet, but I think I'm going to like the V-Mod II pickups; they are not too bright, which I like. As far as playing it, I had to agree with the boss not to open the case again until Christmas morning. Bummer, but I'm pumped.