Hey all - long time lurker and enjoyer of the collective wisdom here over the years but new member and first time poster. I was gas’ing for a tele after growing up playing my dad’s butterscotch esquire (maybe the best neck on a guitar that I’ve ever put my hands on), and had an old Ibanez JS100 laying around that I wanted to switch up. I wound up trading the JS for a what I think may be a MIJ deluxe telecaster, but it has a replacement neck, which I think is beautiful and comfortable but I’ve been on a mission to try to bring this back to its original glory (or as close as I can). The previous owner stuck a fender sticker on the headstock (but was at least honest about it), the neck looks/feels great, it has a contour body, three single coils and is a great player from start to finish. I think it may be a mid 90’s deluxe tele - the previous owner claimed it was a 80’s Japanese tele and had indicated that it was owned by a luthier who replaced the neck, but thought I’d poll the experts in the forum here. I’ve updated the pickguard and pickup covers (profile photo), and think that I would like to get this back as close to original spec as possible. Any recommendations? The pickups are a little on the quiet side but they sound good through a nice tube amp, the sustain is a little short but overall tone is great - I’m curious to learn what I am working with and what needs to be done to get it back to its factory glory. Thanks in advance!