I'd like to get another Tele, but I'm on the fence with these 2 models. Equal - Both have the modern C neck profile that I like Equal - Neither comes with a case (the Fender gig bag with the Vintera is worthless IMO) Equal - Finish - I've always liked the Butterscotch Blonde which the Player has - but the Lake Placid Blue looks great too Equal: - Country / quality - both are MIM Fretboard: + Vintera: I like the PF as a darker - and maybe warmer sounding material (my other Tele is maple). This is also available on the Player, but not with color combinations that I'm looking for Neck Finish: + Player, it's Satin vs Gloss Frets: + Player - 22 vs 21 Tuning Keys: + Player. I like the more modern die cast tuning machines over the vintage Bridge: not sure... I feel like the brass barrel on the Vintera are superior, but I don't know. Electroncs: not sure... I believe the Vintera pickups are higher output and would appeal to me more. Plus Vintera has the advancing switching positions / S1 stuff (not sure I care about this - maybe I should). Without being able to play / compare these anywhere nearby, that is my assessment. And, also important, the Vintera is $300 more expensive. So, what other considerations should I have? And do the advantages of the Vintera support the higher price?