Hi, I am thinking of buying one of these all from the era 72-81: Fender Telecaster Custom Fender Telecaster Deluxe Fender Telecaster Thinline These are more expensive than a reissue. At the moment the Fender American Original 70s caught my attention. I have been listening to lots of examples on YouTube. In my mind I am thinking I could make a few sacrifices and hunt down an original or I could look at something new. I would have to avoid any heavy examples. Another route could be to buy an original neck pick up and put that in an American Original. I don't know how different the new CuNiFe are to the original on the only video I listened to without watching I stopped on the original pick up after a few listens but that is just one video and it was close but it's a video on the internet with compression etc... If it was a Strat or a blackguard the choice would be made as the originals are way too expensive but the prices appear to be £2.5 - 3.5k or thereabouts for one of these Teles. The new American Original can be had for £1450 over here in the UK. Make me then think a Vintera Custom and put in an expensive original pick up. Any advice most welcome. Many thanks.