Actually, not very stupid at all. My anniversary gift, which was the featured MF Stupid Deal of the Day earlier this week. She loves me. She wanted and received an Apple watch. This is my first G&L. These are pretty nice guitars. Just like a Tele, but not really. I had read complaints about the frets and such in the online reviews. It's true. It felt like holding a chainsaw. The neck had a "sawdusty" feel like a Squier Bullet. All this was fixed with a quick rub down with super fine sandpaper and 0000 steel wool, followed by a generous dollop of Dunlop 65 cream of carnuba. The ash body is quite a bruiser. I didn't put it on a scale, but it is noticeably heavier than my other guitars. As far as interchanging parts with a Tele, I don't think you can. The pickguards aren't even close to fitting each other, but I guess electronics will match up fine. This model (ASAT Classic Tribute) has AlNiCo pickups and they're not bad. The pots are full-size 250K, but are no-name. The switch is a typical import 3-way. They all work fine. Six individual brass saddles and the strings through to the backside. A no-brainer at the Stupid Deal price, but you might want to sleep on it for regular price. Thanks for reading!