If I am totally honest, I am much better at using a table saw and being involved with it to make things, than I am at using a Telecaster trying to make fine music. I agree with you Mike 100% as it wouldn’t be much fun for me to spend $600 on a Telecaster that didn’t fit my needs just right. “Anyone have any experience with this? Good sound advice?” Yes, I have experience with this. Yes, I believe I have given you sound advice. Very best of luck with whatever you decide or whatever route you choose to take Mike.