About 3 years ago I tried a BP silver tele in a music store. Played it through a vintage 65 deluxe reverb. It sounded fantastic. The neck felt great and loved the weight. I wanted one ever since. This past July my wife got one for me for my birthday. It has fast become my favorite guitar. I took it to a local guy (Freddy Gabrsek has done Alex Lifesons set up for years) and had the nut replaced with bone. The set up was fantastic and now plays better than my 52 Custom shop journey man relic. I've recently given up gigging so don't really need to keep 2 electrics. Been concentrating on my acoustics more. So I've been thinking of selling one of my electrics. The 52 custom shop has a big nocaster U neck, which is my favorite neck profile but that is the only thing about the guitar that I favor over the BP silver tele. Everything else about the silver tele I like better. The pickups sound beautiful through my Tone King Sky King. I thought my 52 custom shop sounded great and it does but after playing my silver tele the 52 sounds a little under whelming. I can't believe I'll be choosing my Mexican silver tele over the 52 custom shop but it is what it is. I'm not going by where the guitar is made. I'm going by which one I like better.