I'm also a curmudgeon, too. I like what I like, and I'm a subjective bastard. I test drove a Classic Vibe Tele at GC and it sounded like a damn good Tele. That guitar made me pissed that I spent almost twice as much for my Baja. Maybe its the best....?[/QUOTE] Yep the CVC Squire Tele pick ups are the best!