I've played with my buddy Gary for 31 years. He has a couple of nice Martins, a 59 reissue Lester and a CS Strat. Never expressed any interest in a Tele at all. We got together with another pal the other day to play and he pulls this out. Says he's been eyeing it for a while and finally pulled the trigger. The pictures dont do it justice but I've never seen a prettier neck. It's flamed and Birdseye.