I picked up the Mexican version, which is definitely good enough for me at this point. I haven't had a Fender shaped guitar since I was 16, I got this from Reverb for 500 shipped but ended up with a refund of 46 bucks from that after the seller discovered a gouge near the bottom during shipping. I'm happy with what I paid. I did the same modification I gave my Les Pauls, a Graphtech Supercharger kit. For the Telecaster, that is a modified nut, string trees, and saddles. I chose this model because I'm a '76 fanatic, and I can't see any difference between these and the originals from the 70's (I know the WRHB is wildly different, but I'm talking looks). You can't buy a Gibson that uses the same construction techniques as that era off the rack, so you're stuck buying vintage, but Fender knows some people have off the wall taste like me. I'm glad they've got new offerings using those same elements, like the bullet trussrod, the microtilt, and the 3 bolt neckplate.