I gotta say, I cannot stand rib cuts on a tele. To me a big part of the aesthetic beauty of the Telecaster is the symmetrical thickness of the body. I understand many people like rib-cuts for comfort, but why can't it be an OPTION rather than something we're forced to buy? I mean, between the neck dimensions, pickups, and color, I'd probably buy TWO of these player plus teles in green if it wasn't for this....ok, rant over. View attachment 906551
No cuts for me, but I'm in the "who cares?" catagory. The cuts don't bug me, and there's nothing aesthetically unpleasing about them IMO. I just don't need them. The body is small enough. Now if the Stratocaster had no cuts way back when, that'd be a different story.