Ok it's a tele, but made in USA SHOULD MEAN
Seriously, the tone is here. Fair enough. It,s a twangy tele.
At that price point, the details should be better looked at. Why do they (Fender) install the plate before the finishing is properly dry? Why don't they remove the wood dust from drilling the holes for the pick guard screw? Why can't they take an extra 12 hours to get is properly dry, then once they have drilled just blow the dust away?
I have seen Korean Knockoffs better finished than my USA tele.
Am an all time fender fan, but the quick and dirty way of life seems to become a company motto.
Good thing I've bought my Ovation before they took over...