I should be getting a second-hand Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster later on this week. The seller is away until Friday. Apparently it's hardly been played, the guy bought it for one of his kids but they have no interest in playing guitar, so there you go, his ad states that it's essentially a new guitar. And the best part is that it's going super cheap, $250.00 Canadian ($198.00 USD). Around here in Canada, these things sell for appx. $630.00 CND out the door. So I see it as a fantastic value. In my younger days, I never used to like Teles but now as a middle aged guy, I can totally dig them! My buddy has a Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster, which I just love but they are insanely expensive here, $3,100.00 out the door (Canadian)! I can tell you that THAT is NEVER going to happen! LOL I already have some expensive guitars, Les Paul, SG Standard, '79 USA Fender Strat, and a bunch of Epiphones, etc... But I'm not opposed to getting something less brand focused either. I've heard sooo many great things about the Squier Classic Vibe series that I had to go out and check them out for myself and I will admit that I was quite impressed. They don't look or feel cheap and the pickups even sound alright. And if I get an impulse to tweak it a bit, if the pickups in the CV Telecaster fall a bit short, I do have a set of Fender CS '51 Nocaster pickups in my old Peavey Reactor that I could swap out but maybe that won't be necessary........ I do like the sound of those Nocaster pickups but from what I have been able to glean from reading tons of reviews and looking at YT videos, the stock CV pickups are already pretty damn sweet. I have fallen down that rabbit-hole of trying out numerous pickups before and I'll try to not get carried away with that again this time.