Three weeks into my Tele transition and im starting to really like it. Pretty satisfied all in all. I just have some irks and questions i hope some of the more experienced people can clear out. I bought this MIM Standard Tele new but its an older model. 07' or 08' since the serial number says MZ7xxxx. I've read the newer 09' models have a slightly darker neck tint. 1) Is the neck on mine tinted as well? I cant really tell. 2) What kind of changes over time should I expect from a satin urethane finished neck like this? 2) The E and B strings don't hold its tuning quite well. Mixed some Vaseline and some pencil graphite shavings and applied some to the nut slots and under the string tree. Kinda helped. But it still goes out of tune from time to time. Any other cause I should look in to? 3) The frets were a bit sharp when I first used it but after some playing, they're not as bad anymore. They're kinda dull at the moment though. Whats the safest way to polish them up nicely? 4) I noticed this weird paint discoloration / separation on the lower edges of the body. Both at the back and front. The edges/corners have lighter paint compared to the other parts of the body. Here's a photo showing the location of the weird paint problem. In red. http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/9049/23679645.jpg The photo doesn't show the problem since this isnt my photo. Just pointing out the location. Is this normal? I guess that's all. I hope someone can shine some light. Thanks TDPRI.