Hey all, I've been looking seriously at the Player Telecaster in butterscotch blonde and after a while of saving up, I've been about to pull the trigger on it, but an offer to buy a like-new Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash from someone just came my way. This is the model that was made in Mexico a few years back, with the reverse switch plate. Definitely don't want to open the tone woods door here, but style-wise, I tend to like the look of ash (the blackguard look) vs. the more plain alder look. On the other hand, I tend to also like satin neck finishes (Player) vs. glossy (FSR). Don't know the weight of the FSR, but have been waiting on a Player at less than 8 lbs and with some nice wood grain. Aside from pickups, has anyone compared the two of them in the past in terms of build quality? I know electronics favor the Player, but was considering swapping out pickups and bridge to brass saddles regardless, so this would be a question of overall fit and finish, the feel of the guitar, construction quality, and so on. If money was no object, the Original 50s would be the dream guitar, and if they still made the modified Vintera in butterscotch/ash, that'd be the one I'd buy in a heartbeat. Thanks for your thoughts and advice on this one! Which one would you go for at around the same price—Player or the FSR?