I have been through a couple of high end teles and currently have a 2018 american pro. So I am amp shopping and grab a Squier which is 1.65" nut and barewood neck. My ability to do bends, 1/4 note bends, pull offs, hammer ons, was about 3x more articulate than the glossy high end teles. Now the squier tuners, pickups etc were not as good but the playability was excellent. Felt like bigget frets. Neck shape also better.