First guitar purchase from sweetwater and would highly recommend! No tax, free shipping. Got in 3 days. Already set up to play. This is my 3rd Tele. Guitar was set up well. Swapped the brass barrels for compensated brass saddles to improve intonation, worked perfectly! This tele lacks some modern features but seems to make up for it with sound and playability. Jumbo frets took about 2 days to warm up to, now I prefer them. Tone is better than expected. Build quality is lower than expected. Some of the pickguard screws are put in at an angle, one of the strap pins was stripped out and the "Telecaster" logo is not laid down completely straight on the headstock. It's as if the words Tele and caster were placed separately and are very slightly misaligned. Installed Planet Waves strap pins with bigger screws, problem solved. Gig bag is decent but I put it in a hard case that I had. Wish it had the neck tilt feature but it sets up great without it so far. Seems a little pricey to me at 1k but pleased overall. It makes up ground with serious tone and performance. Plays really well. On par with a 2008 Am Std I owned. Really like the pickups. All 3 positions have a unique sound, nice grit and growl as well as chimey and articulate. They seem to be able to handle all of it. I mostly play at home and at church through a POD HD500 straight to the board and get lots of positive comments about the tone. If I could do it all over I may consider a Classic Player series Tele if I could play one first. Still, this Tele is inspiring to play and I do plan on keeping it. It's miles ahead of my 2011 Mx Std and right on par tone wise with the 2008 Am Std with Twang Kings I used to own.