I agree with all the posters who have pointed to the fat neck …..with modern radius and biggish frets..... that makes the 50s Baja so unusual and desirable. Before it's introduction, you had to buy a '52 Hot Rod, if you wanted anything similar...….and the cost was at least twice as much. The excellent pickups and fancy switching are a bonus, for players who wanted a stock Tele with neck comfort (not just for folks with big hands). The introduction of the AO series may be seen as a result of the Baja's popularity. I certainly feel that it has played a part.