Very nice Tele!
I've owned a lot of Telecasters over the years, but this has to be the best one, yet. The sound from the Texas Special pickups is rich, full, snappy, and the guitar just sings. I play in a country band and a rock band, and this guitar is perfect for both. It sounds fantastic through my Twin Reverb reissue and also sounds great with distortion. It is also lighter than most of the ash-bodied Teles that I have played. In my opinion, you get the best of both worlds with this guitar: the brass string saddles and black pickguard echo the '52 reissue, but you get more powerful pickups and a 9.5 fretboard radius, which makes it much easier to play than a '52 reissue. I should know, I had 2 '52 reissues in the past, but I like this one better. I can't figure out how Fender can offer this at a lower price than the American Standard, but hey, I saved a few hundred dollars, so I'm not complaining! Don't be fooled by the low price, this one is destined to become a classic.