My only Telecaster is a Squier Vintage Modified: stacked Telecaster bridge pickup, stacked Strat middle and a minihumbucker in the neck. I picked it up for the price of an Affinity at the local Guitar Center because they had mislabeled it as an Affinity. The sound I get from that minihumbucker is my favorite tone from all my guitars. There. I admitted it. A $130 Squier has better "tone" than all my other guitars, all of which cost multiples of what I paid for the Squier. It does however seem like I caught lightning in a bottle because I haven't even heard another VM SSH that I liked as much, nor have I had much success with very cheap guitars. The Squier doesn't get played out much because I tend to do a lot of stuff that requires a floating bridge, but man, it punches above its weight class.