I played one yesterday (blonde, relic'ed) that was fantastic. They listed at $3500, regular store price $3000 and special deal price $2500. I saw it and had played the road worn teles and knew what they sound liked. So was curious what would make the nocaster that much better for the price. So grabbed it and went into the sound room. Besides being a featherweight... the bridge position and middle position had the most perfect tonality I have ever heard for versality. Of course the neck pickup by itself was all bass and not useful by itself. I could not afford that kind of cash, but wow, it was good. So why not just mod one of the roadworn teles? Or where can you get a clone for much cheaper? Does Fender sell the pickup set? What do you think of the guitar and the pickup set?