Finally officially joined the Telecaster club! Was at a Guitar Center here in the Twin Cities with my wife trying out some expensive teles just for fun (American Elite Thinline and an American Professional tele with rosewood fingerboard). Was having trouble deciding how I felt about the two, and was tentatively considering purchasing one in the long run, so I decided to grab a Squier tele off the wall for comparison. Sat down, plugged it in, strummed a chord and went “oh... well, that’s interesting.” Played it for a while, and decided I actually preferred it. I tried the other two a couple of times again but kept coming back to it. Long story short, two weeks later came back and bought it. Hadn’t been able to ignore it, just kept thinking “that Squier though...” I’m very happy to finally have a tele! And in the surf green no less! The tuners are going to have to be replaced, they’re ok, but don’t hold up to bending very well. Otherwise incredibly pleased, couldn’t be happier!