After going to Guitar Center and Sam Ash and playing every tele I could get my hands on, I could not help myself after playing this one. Just got this beauty a few days ago and I have to say I couldn't be happier! Setup was perfect out of the box and it sounds amazing. Not to mention the sonic blue with the mint guard is sexy. My favorite tele I have ever played and that includes the 52 RI I had. If you are considering one of these, stop thinking and jump all over it, you won't regret it.