I never, ever thought I'd get non-fender tele unless it was a Kirn, K-line, Nash, etc. Went to a non-big box guitar & pedal store and saw this on the walll. It called to me. Black, binding, unconventional pickup config (for a tele)? Okay, let's pull it down. Bigger, compound radius neck (I think it's roasted maple)? Well, okay? Sale? wrap it up, please. I was looking for a different sounding tele (as opposed to the teles I have - baja, am std, am pro, player hh, 72 deluxe with the wide range humbuckers) and this one is different. If you you got this far, it's a Reverend Pete Anderson Eastsider S. Hard to argue with what less than a baja used to cost. Maybe this one was on the wall a while and that's why it was less. I dunno. So far, it's a lot of fun and a nice change up. I'd better like it. Resale on it won't be what a Fender would be. But these days, resale on any guitar isn't what it used to be. Buy to play it, play it to love it, love it to own it, own it to rock it. Btw, sorry for the shoes and what not in the background. My playing space is the garage now and it was like 100 degrees in there, so I snuck some playtime in the closet.