just a head's up ... butterscotch/maple and surf green/rosewood on sale at MF for $150/shipped. this is a really excellent value tele guitar, i've had 2 before and just ordered another. the wood is Excellent - just a fine neck, though the basswood body is on the heavyish side in the order of a normal fender USA tele. the overall hardware is good, with decent tuners and a 6 saddle modern bridge. the electronics work well. with a new set of strings and a decent setup, a newbie to teles will be good to go, promise ... and you old timer tele cats know what to do with some of the hardware and electronics. i guarantee this can be a pro tele for stage or studio - promise.