Been gassing for a vintage style tele for quite some time. I was lucky enough to have a little extra scratch and this "damaged " Tele came up for 300$ off list. Long story short, I scored, damage looked so much worse in the pictures, basically a big chip with the wood not hurt. Looks like a relic spot from more than 2 feet away. Clearly a high quality build, the neck is a handful but after a short time I have really started to like it. Set up properly out of the box with very good acoustic resonance while plugged in sounds even better. Absolutely has the twang I was looking for. Even my wife who is generally ambivalent about my guitars said Wow!