I recently had a cervical fusion surgery and have been housebound for the last two weeks. I can finally get out of the house and my wife was kind enough to take me to my local guitar shop for a field trip. I was killing time in the amp room where they usually have a bunch of guitars kind of tucked away that aren't on the man floor. I spotted a good looking black tele with a Duncan Designed HB in the neck position. I am always looking for a good find so I pulled it down and there was no indication of the series on the head stock. I flipped it over and it said craft in India. Not being an expert, I am not familiar with any Squier Teles crafted India so I ran the serial number and it came back that it was a Vintage Modified from 2007. I was really surprised because this was in better shape than many new floor model guitars I have seen other than some dust and finger prints. A little further googling led me to a listing on Reverb for over twice what the shop had it tagged at. Well figured for less than two bills I could take her home and worst case return it if I find any issues. Well ive been searching more and more for info on this model and have found that they were a good model for the time and the Duncan Designed pickups are based on the Jazz Humbucker and stacked single coil. Well if you read this far, you figured I am keeping it, it plays well above its pedigree and honestly when I find a diamond in the rough like this it makes me question the money I have tied up into my 70th anniversary Esquire. So anyone with any more info on this SH Vintage Modified model would be welcome to chime in, The only upgrade I want to make for sure is the tuners so if you know of a drop in set that would be great.