- Mar 6, 2016
- Hudson Valley, NY
I'd say you made the right decision. I have a last year of production '17 AV52 Tele. I went through five total Tele's before finding the one I liked. I prefer 9.5 to 7.25. I'd rather have 6105 frets also. Those two details were not dealbreakers. But my one and only gripe is the "over-rolled edges" imho. I was tempted to get an AO52 because of the 9.5" radius, but they had rolled edges so I never tried one. All things considered, I'm very happy with it. If I could swing a CS Telecaster right now, it would be spec'ed like the AV52 but with those features. And it would be a white like the Jimmy Page Tele...not BSB haha.However, when I streamlining my "collection" it was a difficult decision about whether I would keep the 63 CS Tele or my AV64 (pure vintage) Tele. I chose to keep the CS because it had a 9.5' radius and 6105 frets that I preferred, and the overall finish was nicer. Plus I had an emotional connection to it in some way. I still wonder if I let the wrong one go.