This NGD is both correcting 20-years of seller's regret, and solving a lack-of-pickup-test-mule issue. Recently, I asked about the differences between '98-'05 MIM Standard Teles and the '06-'18s. Received some very helpful, well-informed responses. See, I bought an MIM Standard Telecaster new in '98. It was my first Tele, even though I had been playing 15 years or so by then. Anyway, played it a couple of years before selling it to buy a new ash-body AmStd Tele. Which, yes, I later sold. A few years ago, I built a partscaster to replace that one. Recently, I decided I needed a new test plank for pickups. So I went looking for another MIM in the same color as my first Tele. Ya know, banged-up examples are easy to find, but nicer ones are a bit more scarce. Here's an '06 that arrived today from Georgia: It's nice to have one again. Will be looking for some fat blues tones and finally trying a 4-way switch. Pickup recommendations welcome, of course.