I started a thread in the wrong forum (oops) that some of you Tele players/owners might have not seen: http://www.strat-talk.com/threads/kinda-jonesing-for-a-tele.474044/ Here's the thing; this jones is getting serious now. I've been doing some online shopping and am planning a trip to the local guitar store to try out a few. Before I do that, I have a few questions for the Tele experts here. Bear in mind I don't gig, play mostly at home, and for my own enjoyment, but I appreciate decent quality. With this in mind I would appreciate your honest answers to the following questions... a) Are the Squier Teles complete junk, i.e. would they be OK for home playing or better to put that couple-hundred toward a better quality instrument? b) Same question for the G&L ASAT Tele c) Is there a Fender MIM version available for under 500 bucks? I really like my MIM Strat and am quite satisfied with the quality compared to an AS for the difference in price? d) Is the best way to go to build a Warmoth or equivalent using the choice components I can choose? I've explored this a bit and it looks like I would end up totaling at around some of the cheaper American Fender models, the difference being I don't have to buy everything all at once, and the downside being I can't play it until it's finished. Bottom line; if the Squiers or G&Ls are decent, it would probably be best to grab one. If they are garbage and I'd be wasting my money, I'd rather not do that. I realize everyone has a different opinion but if you've had either a very good or very bad experience either way, I'd like to hear about it before I drop the dime. Thanks in advance.