I recently got a good deal for a like-new 2016 model fiesta red Nashville Telecaster Deluxe ($450, including a decent aftermarket hardshell case). (I was expecting a Pau Ferro fretboard but it looks like rosewood to me). I jumped on it without really trying it out first. I like it, but I have a few concerns. The sound is great. I think you lose some of the tele sound, and it's not exactly a strat sound either but the hybrid sound is extremely pleasing, I love it! I would have no problem performing "Sultans of Swing" with this guitar, something I couldn't have imagined before on a Tele. On the other hand I could just as easily turn around and, with the bridge pickup, play "Workin' Man Blues". Really the best of both worlds! But I find the guitar difficult to play. Not so much the 12" radius--as a classical player I love that in fact. What gives me pause is the "stiffness" of the action. I'm not really digging the narrow, high frets, but I could used to that. The stiff action just makes it hard to play. Is there anyway to remedy that? I mean lighter string gauge is the obvious solution, but I've always used .10's and am hesitant to go down to .09's. I have a Squier CV tele with .10's and action is positively slinky. With the Nashville Tele I get a hernia bending up a whole step. Other than the lighters strings, what can be done? Thanks y'all!