I'm looking to buy a used telecaster to play through a clone Marshal 18 watter (crunch rock) and a fender cleans type amp (blues style with ts-808, clone clone etc). I'm preferring rosewood fret board over maple. Prices below are in CDN. My "maybe" prices are just a hunch based on location and how long the ads have been up for sale. What's for sale: 1) 2013 Fender American Standard custom Shop pickups (its all stock) - $950, maybe get it for $800 (it has the belly-cut which I'm not too excited about) 2) Year? Classic Series 60s Telecaster (stock) - $1000, maybe get it for $700 (been on sale for over a month, it's in a rural town, and it's MIM so I'm thinking he might let it go for cheaper) 3) 1993 Fender American Standard - $1100, maybe get it for $1000 - this is sold by a guitar shop and is used of course. So they may move less then the two private sales above. They all look good in the pics, some dings, but meh. They all claim frets are in great condition - i'm doubtful on the '93 though. 2) and 3) are in different cities then me and each other and I can try 3) no problem tomorrow. 2) is harder to get to. 1) is in my city, but I can't try it until after i've said no to 2) & 3) due to traveling first thing in the morning. My timing sucks right now. But, what would you do? I suspect 1) would be just as good as 3) but has that belly-cut. I'm thinking to try the '93 tomorrow and if it rocks i'd buy it. But I believe i'll spend more for it then the '13. So is is '93 "better" then '13? The listing prices seem to say that. Wouldn't you buy the '13 though since it has custom shop pups? The 60s tele seems over priced because I thought MIM was worth less then these two specific MIAs. Any thoughts from the experienced? I can't quite play each one due to the timing and travel.