....and i know it's not news to most of you but this thing is beyond a ridiculously good deal. Like all squiers there are parts that certainly are not to shelf. The switch and nut are the worse of it. The bridge saddles are ok but having owned a few other CV teles i know how they sound compared to a fender AVRI plate with fender brass and i prefer the latter. So i have been modding mine with mostly the same stuff i put on any tele, and most of it i already had in the parts drawer. Bone nut, fender locking vintage style tuners, fender 62 custom bridge pickup and dimarzio twang king neck, USA switch and CTS vol pot, wired it my way and added a treble bleed. Oh, and the one thing i didn't have and had to go buy.....an electrosocket. Funny thing is, the stock cup and clip were so solid i realized i didn't need the electrosocket, the one part i had to buy ! But what the heck, threw it in there anyways. I'm going to go out on a limb here, but i've owned everything from andersons to fender AVRI and other USA fenders, MIM classic series, MIJ this and that. The list is endless. And I'm almost cringing as i write this because i know how others will take it, but i swear i have never owned a better made fender style guitar. I could go on an on about details concerning the quality compared to even USA fender but whats the point. I just cannot find anything about it from the standpoint of quality or playability or tone that takes a back seat to anything. That may seem like a crazy statement considering it's a $400 tele (used i paid $200!) but after 5 decades of an endless stream of fender style guitars mostly i have pretty much seen it all, and this thing takes a back seat to nothing i've seen. There are a couple CV50s vs AVRI 52 videos on youtube and in one where the posted did not tell which clis were the CV and which the 52, almost every reply chose the CV as the better sounding one ! I happen to prefer poly too, so for me thats a plus unlike so many who like nitro and feel poly seems like cheap plastic. I love it ! The most amazing thing on both this and my CV 50s strat are the neck pockets. I literally cannot recall a fender from USA on down that had a neck pocket as tight and perfect in every respect as my 2 CVs. Ok, so there ya go. I know what it sounds like because i have read others raving about cheap gear, some that i have used and feel isn't all that which makes them seem like raving luntics Well, maybe i am too but damn, i can't believe how good this tele is in the under $1000 range. Better then the MIM classic series. (of which i have had both the 50s and 60s teles) I cannot put the thing down. If you blindfolded me and you told me it was a AVRI I wouldn't be a bit surprised, tho i'd probably think to myself that fender must have fixed that horrible sticky nitro formula. Gotta hand it to those chinese. They really know how to build a guitar.