I actually think that the early to mid 1980s was an excellent era for Telecaster Music. It was a great guitar for a lot of the kinds of music I love from this period. The problem was, many of these players used older Telecasters or the made great music with less than great instruments from a "rebuilding" time for FMIC. I'm not really very inclined to buy or play something because it was "from my birthyear" or it is the same model as Hero 1. I'm not averse to buying Signature Models or clones of guitars once used by great musicians. But I will buy the instrument that works better and walk right past the one just like Hero 3's guitar. I've got 4 of these Jimmie Vaughan MIM Strats, and I think they're great and Jimmy is great but I could go six weeks without listening to one of his recordings or playing one of his compositions. I mostly just think the specifications are superb.