That guy had one of the best tones to ever come out of a guitar. My #1 and #2 were Korean special edition Fenders (a Tele and a Strat) for years - just awesome players (still are, still have them). Now my #1 and #2 are an Am STD Tele and a Squier Affinity Strat with Tex Mex pickups. Again, both awesome players, but these are both a little brighter and edgier than my MIKs, which suits me right now (I’m sure that will change again soon ). All four are equally great players, regardless of the names on the headstocks or the price paid. It’s rare I pick up another guitar anywhere that I like as much as these four.