After waiting a few months to save up auditioning a few different guitars, buying and selling a few more, I think its pretty safe to say, nothing does it for me but a Telecaster, and nobody knows me like my wife knows me. Ive been on the hunt for a no.2. A worthy back up to my AVRI62. Tried different guitars too, not just Tele’s, but my wife just rolls her eyes everytime she sees with me a different guitar. And then she keeps telling me, “you’re gonna sell that and end up with a Telecaster. The Telecaster is the only guitar you end up keeping the longest, if not, keeping it for good. “ I shrug her off, she doesnt know how good my “new” guitar is i think to myself. After the honeymoon phase, true enough, a Telecaster comes home, everytime. She wont say anything but her eyes tell a lot. “I told you so.” Anyway, here she is. 2017 Fender Japan Traditional 60’s Telecaster in Daphne Blue. Im no stranger to Japanese craftsmanship. I never bought one but I auditioned 20-30 of these from 2002 up to until I finally found my holy grail which is the AVRI62. But this one feels similar to my No.1. Also lighter. These are so dangerously close to american quality for less money. Apart from one small dent at the back, she’s very mint and pickups have been replaced with AV64’s which what drew me to this tele in the first place. Fellow Telecaster nerds, I urge you try one out. These are just great guitars!