Well I guess I'll have to put "old faithful" out to pasture after a 37 or 38 year run.... Awhile back I got a '52 reissue Tele (the Mexican version) and shipped it to Nashville to Forrest Lee Jr. to have one of his benders installed in it. While there he also installed a phase switch and new pickups if I remember right. It's since then mostly sat in a guitar stand next to my recliner and a small amp. I was using my top loader Tele since late '82 as my main guitar. I had to put it in the shop to replace a switch so I took the Forrest guitar to the gig. I was amazed at the difference in tone and playability of my old Tele opposed to the "new" one. This thing really had what's known as "tone to the bone" and the bender(s) worked flawlessly. I'll be taking the Keith/Scruggs banjo tuners off of the old one and installing them on the new one as it's going to become my main guitar. Here's a couple of shots of the old Tele and some of the new one...........JH in Va.