RIP AVRI. I have three from the series now (and have owned others in the past). I have a modded 1997 '52 Tele (mini humbucker in the neck). I bought a '64 Tele last month and it's now my favorite guitar. So I went ahead and got a '65 Strat, which arrived today, and which is also terrific. I can't help but wonder why Fender discontinued the AVRI series ENTIRELY in favor of the American Originals. Adding the American Originals to the AVRI line? Yeah, that would make some sense to me. But eliminating that line entirely? Weird.