Hi, I'm trying to unwind what is it I experienced. I am not very technical re guitars. I went to my favorite guitar shop to buy strings. Naturally had a look at the Teles and I picked up a maple neck American Pro Tele on display and had a play unplugged. Had a look as it was in my affordability bracket. It was fantastic. Easy neck, fast and really comfortable. Didn't bother to plug it in, it was the play-ability that felt really natural. Had a hold of other Pros and much the same. I went home and played my MIM Standard Tele (which is great) and now it feels less 'natural and easy' after playing the Pro. Trying to work out why I'm now scheming to get hold of one.